Just by walking along a hedge, numerous flowers can easily be seen. Colours ranging from purple to yellow and large to small flowers. Most of these species will be native but you might encounter one or two invasive species. Almost all invasive species living on their own will have “escaped” from gardens. On my walkContinue reading “Flowers in hedgerows”
The following videos show a European Badger rolling, crushing and eating a pheasant egg. These eggs were abandoned by their mother and had died before being placed in a shallow trench in the badger’s path. Nine eggs were placed in the trench. In the first video the badger rolls the egg around, trying to crushContinue reading “Badger eating Pheasant eggs”
In this brief video there is a wild European Badger searching for food sources. It has a good sense of smell and can sense a few peanuts buried in a patch of grass. Other animals also found the peanuts, including a Blackbird and a Wood Mouse. This video was taking by a trail camera, inContinue reading “Badger foraging”
Taking this photo of the European Badger was a little more tricky than the fox. Now that I have found one of its favourite spots, it shouldn’t be too hard to get better images and videos. The Badger knocked a branch in front of the trail camera, but I will move that out of theContinue reading “2nd Carnivore Completed”
The Red Fox is a crafty hunter that can adapt to a variety of habitats. Of all the carnivores here in the UK, it is seen most often. They are infamous for killing chickens and game birds and also for their screaming. Foxes make dens, usually with leaves at the entrance and even use oldContinue reading “1st Carnivore completed”
It’s the time of year when Cygnets can be be seen over much of England. If you can leave the house for a walk, then it could be interesting to check your local park or lake for Mute Swan Cygnets and nests.
Not long ago Raven fledglings left the nest now they are flying and slowly learning to hunt for themselves. It is impressive to see one of the largest passerine birds in the world flying across the British countryside or hearing their croaking across a field.
Over the past few days a has taken interest in an an old barn and is often seen going in and out of the holes. The Kestrel was likely attracted to the area when some fields were being harvested and the rodents that were once hidden under a foot of grass were now visible.
As a starting point, I have decided to hopefully capture every species of British carnivorous land-living mammal on camera. Whether it is on a trail camera or video. As long as one of my cameras takes the image/footage and it’s clearly that species. It’s important to note that some of our native carnivores have hybridisedContinue reading “The Search for Carnivores”