Photos

2014 Notes

On the way to my greenhouse yesterday I espied a movement in one of my plant pots and this (in the video below) is what emerged:

A healthy large grass snake seen 06.06.2014 about midday

A healthy large grass snake
seen 06.06.2014 about midday

The grass snake looked to be in pristine condition and soon disappeared into our wood shed

I was pleased to see this grass snake out in the sun

I was pleased to see this grass snake out in the sun

2013 Notes

The badger emergence is now between 6.30 pm and midnight!!
There is nowhere near the badger feeding activity being picked up on my outlying cameras where as bringing a couple of cameras closer to the badger setts has shown a distinct change in their behaviour.
There are far more comings and goings from the badger sett with badgers very wary of the slightest noise, the wariness of the badgers is I think due to an interloping boar badger. The  female badgers and this years cubs dive for the cover provided by their setts if the interloper appears anywhere within hearing or scent range.

This was the second load of fresh bedding taken down the sett.

Grooming is a very important part of the badgers life, apart from dispensing with a few ticks and fleas the association is most important.

No human could move this quickly!!

2010 Photos

6th November 2010 some of our bird  life sitting in the sun at College Barn Farm:-

Goldfinch feeding on late dandelions

 

Hen Pheasant

 

Red-legged Partidge

The covey of six partridges feeding of bugs in our wheat field

2010 Photos

I bet there is a damson under that stone

 

Photos by Ross Campbell Sept 2010

I wish they wouldn't hide the damsons

Photgraphs taken  by Ross Campbell September 2010

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