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Owls and Arrow the badger

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:30 am

Trail camera footage shows Arrow, one of my local badgers. It looks like she may be feeding cubs.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... s-of-prey/

Alex
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BBOWT - Dry Sandford Pit

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:36 am

A visit to my local nature reserve is still worth while in the Spring.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... dford-pit/
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Local Patch Mid March

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:28 am

Signs of Spring are now everywhere on my Local Patch
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... mid-march/

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Spring Equinox

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm

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State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:21 am

'A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be asked to do a presentation at the Launch Event of The State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017.
We decided that rather than doing a presentation on the day that I would make a film in advance, that way I could put in some film clips of wildlife that I had taken on my local patch to show people how wonderful Oxfordshire’s wildlife is and also I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to take the afternoon off school.'

I hope you enjoy the film

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... hire-2017/

Alex
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A badger and a fox

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:56 pm

My trail camera picked up some footage of a fox and a badger.
You can see the footage on my blog.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... and-a-fox/

Thanks for looking

Alex
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Little owl

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:16 pm

The first I knew I had a Little owl near my house was hearing a strange call just after dark, I thought it was an owl of some kind and after checking on-line I found out it was the contact call of a Little Owl. Some evenings I could hear another owl replying.
Each time I went out I searched along the barn roofs, the hedges and along of the hay bales. Little owls apparently even like sunbathing.
My mum saw the little owl a few times while I was at school, sat on top of the hay bales. My dad saw it early one morning about 1 metre of the ground on a branch being hassled by a blackbird, but no matter how hard I looked I never saw it, only heard it.
It took about 6 months before I finally saw and photographed the Little owl this week. I was walking back out of the field after taking some photographs of Roe deer when I heard a Raven calling overhead, as I was looking for where the Raven was I noticed there was a Little owl sat on the barn roof right opposite my house. The following evening I checked again and this time it was sat on a tree stump.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ittle-owl/
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Spring mammals

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:37 pm

Blog post mainly about Roe deers

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... g-mammals/

Thanks for looking

Alex
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Water Vole Day

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:59 am

I spent the day in Gloucestershire watching Water Voles, on my blog you can see a few photos and a film from the day.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -vole-day/

Alex
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Badger identification

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:25 am

Does anyone use a system for badger facial marking identification?https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/badger-identification/

Thanks
Alex
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