This squirrel at the “bluebell sett” was an unintentional target of the trail cam, along with a roe deer, a fox and a few mice. I love it as it looks like he’s posing for the camera! So here is this week’s “image of the week”.
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Recently we’ve been trying to capture more badgers on film at what we think is another part of the Briar Sett. We’ve nicknamed this one the Bluebell Sett for obvious reasons. From the very informative leaflet we received from Badgerland.co.uk we think that this is an outlying sett, possibly where a female may have cubs or where a young badger has set up on it’s own. We have had a few short films so far but nothing too informative (the camera always seems to be pointing at the wrong entrance). I will post an update as soon as I find some more info about it. Due to the very low activity from this sett I am personally guessing that it is a female with cubs possibly staying put with them for now. We will see…
April 23, 2014
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At this time of year the bluebells are at their best. They turn the brown and green undergrowth into a blanket of blue. (Mum just can’t stop taking pictures) This close up photo of a bluebell is one of many, … Continue reading →
April 14, 2014
Comments Off on Magdalen Hill Nature Reserve – Swallowtail butterfly
Magdalen Hill Down Nature Reserve run by the Butterfly Conservation Trust is a great spot for a day out near Winchester. It is an unusual and interesting walk at this time of year due to the chalk downland hill being … Continue reading →
April 13, 2014
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I saw the first swallow yesterday not far from my house but I didn’t manage to get a photo because we were in the car . This one is from summer last year. Our very local swallows don’t appear to … Continue reading →
April 11, 2014
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The warmth is bringing out the bluebells which are starting to look great. There’s a pair of Roe deer who frequent this part of the wood and I managed to get this shot through the trees a couple of days … Continue reading →
My brother Alex found a ‘colony’ of mouse holes the other day and decided to put bait out near them. I thought that it would be a great idea to put my trail cam there for 24 hours.
We were overwhelmed by the number of times the little mouse came. (55 shots of the particular mouse and 2 voles and a squirrel came and visited as well!) We speeded up some of the best shots in this video.
April 2, 2014
On Sunday we came across what seemed to be the haunt of a large predatory bird. The expanse of about 50 square metres was littered with feathers and bones of old bird and mammal carcasses. You could see whatever had … Continue reading →
April 1, 2014
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We had two days of bright and sunny weather at the weekend. Great to get out and about. The spring woodland flowers are well underway and we found the first bluebell starting to open. Mum gets quite excited when this … Continue reading →