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Sunday, 21 November 2010

New site

I've been very lucky indeed today.

A friend showed me round 'his' site, which basically consists of uninterrupted access to a farm, it's buildings and the surrounding land.

Bob - you are one lucky bloke !

There are so many opportunities at the site for mini projects, I hope I will be able to join Bob throughout the coming months to see what we can plan and execute.

First up today was this super Little Owl - a bird, that until this year, had eluded me.

I'm very much looking forward to working on this new site and I'll be reporting regulary on my progress.

As for other things that I'll be doing - well, I'm off to Norfolk for the day tomorrow for seals.

Watch this space for a report on that trip.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Badger update

So, what's been going on with the badgers recently ?

Answer - not a lot I'm afraid.

I spent a few hours at the site with my good friend Calum last night. It sure made a change to arrive in the dark after the clocks changing, and to set up in the gloom.

Aside from Tawny's calling territory, a solitary Little Owl in the distance, we heard and saw nothing.

I think perhaps it's time to call it quits for 2010, and await the spring when hopefully, cubs will be born, and we can get that long awaited shot.

We've spent dozens of hours at the site and a small fortune on gear - 3 flashs, stands, remote triggers, STE2, night vision, IR lamp.

We've had some great encounters - deer, hare, rabbits, owls, peregrine, sparrowhawk and of course, the badgers themselves. Only the one shot though after all of those hours.......

Next year, we'll nail 'em - we've got the equipment afterall !

Back Again

Hello everyone and sorry for not posting on a regular basis recently. A quick catch up on what's been going on...........not a wildlife post this time.........

My broadband service crashed 4 weeks ago, and it took an age for my normally excellent service provider (BE), to diagnose that the issue wasn't at my end but at the exchange.

After getting a fix sorted, BT called out of the blue and offered their Infinity service, which is being rolled out across the country.

At 40meg down, 10meg up, their fibre optic broadband is great for instant browsing, downloading and gaming.

Normal service has resumed............