2015 Notes

2015 Notes

The badgers start to emerge around 6.30pm
The only soft fruit we have left that the badgers enjoy eating are plum type damsons and a few raspberries, below are a couple of videos that show how keen the badgers are to get them as only as the damsons ripen do they fall from the tree.

A Badger Hug

A Badger Hug


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Full marks to the badger for trying!!

Foxes, deer, green woodpecker, squirrels, blackbirds, crows, magpies and jackdaws also visit the damson trees for the fruit or what the fruit contains

2015 Notes

The badger emergence gets earlier ….around 6pm for the start.
We are getting many wildlife visitors to our orchard as the apples etc ripen

The first visitor last night was a badger but not the one in the video below as it arrived at 6.20pm

The second visitor to the same tree was:

There were at least 8 other different badgers visited the tree and were disappointed to find NO fruit lying in the grass

Can you guess which fruit they were all after.

The last two visitors  under the damson tree in our orchard

The last two visitors under the damson tree in our orchard

2015 Notes

The badger emergence is around 7.30pm and all the badgers bar one are back in the sett by 6.45am, I had one badger on camera entering the sett in daylight at 7.25am!

We have had some interesting visits from Fallow deer and muntjac’s recently.

A massive stag.
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The big Stag

The big Stag

Muntjacs are normally seen here on their own to see three in less than 60 seconds is unusual

2015 Notes

The badger emergence started at 5.25 pm last night

The first badger to emerge on 30.09.2015

The first badger to emerge on 30.09.2015

The badger in the video below seems cautious as it emerges 2 hours earlier than normal, it is also interesting that the last badger back in the sett was around 1.5 hours later than normal (7.35am in daylight) I wonder what caused the badgers to spend more time above ground.

There were fallow deer here all day, I was watching 5 of them last evening at 5.30 until 5.45pm just after the badger emerged from its sett.

Fallow deer and fawns on the run

Fallow deer and fawns on the run

A fallow deer and fawn close up in the video below.

Around 50 pheasants visited us yesterday.

A male muntjac (one of three muntjacs here yesterday) in superb condition (see short video below)