Wildlife Diary

2017 Notes

The badger emergence is around 10pm
A badger shows its strength and determination in the video below to obtain a hand full of peanuts


Two of this years badger cubs play fighting on the bank of our smallest pond.

A mallard duck with at least 5 ducklings on its way to the local brook (a field away) visits our smallest and last pond on the farm for a feed and a rest before setting off across a bare grass field to the river Sib (brook).

IMAG0001
A Brown Hare in “good condition” on the bank of one of our top ponds.

Brown Hare

Brown Hare

2017 Notes

9th July 2017
Two very active stoats chasing each other:

Whitey up close:

Two foxes one of which looked subservient to the other:

A close up of last nights visitors!!!

2017 Notes

The badger emergence is around 10.30pm but I have seen badgers and cubs out around 9pm on a windless night.(see badger cub in the video below)
The badger cubs that were in the sett on our northern boundary have moved!! some of them moved to a bigger sett about 75 metres closer to our main sett and the others moved back in to our original main sett.

Our visitors last week from Holland managed to take some super photographs of foxes and badgers many thanks for sharing the photographs with us.

A very alert Badger

A very alert Badger

Wow something smells good and I am hungry says the Vixen

Wow something smells good and I am hungry says the Vixen

That peanut butter was sublime

That peanut butter was sublime

Have you eaten all the peanuts?

Have you eaten all the peanuts?

2017 Notes

The badgers emerge around 9.30 pm.
Lots of Badger movement, the cubs on our northern boundary together with their parents have moved to a bigger sett situated about 50 metres inside our boundary and can be seen in the first two videos below:

A Badger “Mum” brings a cub up to our running water hide in the short video below:

Two squirrels arrives at the “running water” hide in daylight to be first to eat any “goodies”

The Vixen arrives at the “running water” hide in daylight looking for any left over goodies