Wednesday, 20 February 2013

News from the sett

This last couple of weeks at the Badger sett has seen quite a lot of interest in the camera. The best 2 clips follow:

Recent weeks has seen a lot of charging about by the Badgers. There seems to be a bit of a territorial dispute going on. This last week it turned into a war:

The rats were also present on and off and a Fox, see clip below, made regular visits over the 2 weeks.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Box End Park WeBS: 10/02/2013

It was grim out doing the BTO WeBS count on Sunday with steady rain throughout the session. Not much to shout about again:

Black-headed Gull 40  
Canada Goose 19  
Coot 1  
Cormorant 14  
Grey Heron 1  
Kingfisher 1  
Lapwing 59  
Little Grebe 2  
Mallard 24  
Meadow Pipit 1 plus 2 over east
Mute Swan 6  
Pied/White Wagtail 1  
Total number of species: 12 Individuals: 169

There was also a single Stock Dove singing over by the boat house, 4 Fieldfares over and a flock of c60 Siskins following the river downstream.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Priory Country Park: February Volunteers

Priory Country Park: February Volunteers: We had another great turnout for the volunteer session in the park on Sunday, lots of new faces too which is always good to see. The task ...

Strange Bedfellows

Some more footage from the Badger sett last week and after the first Brown Rat the previous week there were plenty of clips last week with several even going down into the sett. Looks like they may be living side by side with the Badgers!

I moved the camera last week to get a much lower perspective and it worked out really well with one of the Badgers showing some interest in the camera and giving us all a good view while doing so.

There was also another first for the camera when a Bat flew past. Not sure about the species.

And finally those Brown Rats, one coming close to the camera and then a brief shot as one disappears down into the sett.

Grey Squirrel, Rabbit and Fox were also caught on camera last week.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Priory Country Park: Saturday 02/02/2013

Priory Country Park: Saturday 02/02/2013: Managed a record shot of the Ferruginous Duck early this morning. Was hoping to go back later but there were too many people lining up to se...