2017 Notes

2017 Notes

The badgers were out in daylight last evening, the cete of badgers on our northern boundary have at least 4 cubs, I added another trail camera to the other sett entrance and the videos below will confirm that all the cubs belong in the sett.
Our current visitors managed to see from our “running water” hide two foxes and a badger last night at a range of 3 feet with other badgers and deer also in the seeable area.
The badger cubs out of the rear entrance of the northern sett below:

The two videos below cover the main entrance to the sett:

On the 19th May 2017 the cubs emerged at 8.10pm

2017 Notes

The badger emergence is from 8pm
A badger mum (below) with two cubs close by our “summer” hide,that brings the badger cub total here to 3 so far this year.

A Badger mum and two cubs 2017

A Badger mum and two cubs 2017


2017 Notes

The badger emergence commenced at 8pm last night!! my guess is that the badgers are hungry due to the continued very dry weather that makes earthworms difficult for them to find and the leather jacket pupa are difficult to dig out of the hard ground,!!

Below is a pleasing (for me) video of our northern boundary Cete of badgers all above ground together with the only cub I have seen here this year and there is one more adult in the Cete than I was aware of but I have only been watching one of the two sett entrances with my camera!

I saw the first Mallard duck chick last week along with one Moorhen chick, so I was delighted to see the content of the video below!!

2017 Notes

The badger emergence is around 9pm
I heard the first Cuckoo yesterday morning at 7am it was some where close by and the song was crisp and clear.
The first swallows passed through 2 weeks ago and our resident swallows now appear to have arrived.
The three videos below were taken last night/this morning with one of them showing what appears to be badgers dancing!!