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Quick visit to Farmoor reservoir

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 pm

On Sunday I felt like getting away from my immediate local patch, so I persuaded mum to drive me down to Farmoor reservoir a couple of miles away.
The sun was shining but the wind, as always at Farmoor, was bitterly cold.

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Alex
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Attachment issues

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 pm

The problems with becoming attached to the wildlife you photograph.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... nt-issues/

Thank you for looking

Alex
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Snowy local patch

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Since I’ve been blogging about my local patch, I can’t remember a day when it has snowed so much.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... cal-patch/

Alex
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Snow day

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:07 pm

I write around 50 words each month for my Parish website about what visitors can expect to find in the local wood as the seasons change.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... 2/snowday/

Alex
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Badger identification

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:22 am

I often get asked how I know which badger is which on my local patch.

I don’t often feed the local badgers, but every six months or so I try to do a head count. This involves putting down some peanuts and the trail camera, then spending hours going through all the footage, second by second, and trying to identify each badger by their tail, damage to ears or eyes, their behaviour and who they hang around with.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ication-2/

Alex
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Question about Roe deer

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:04 pm

I spend quite a bit of time watching my local Roe deer. Over the past week or more, one adult female and her two youngsters, from this year, have been having trouble with another couple of the local deers. Normally they all seem to get along, however recently something has changed.

Today I noticed that one of the young deer has some bald patches, would this have been from an altercation with another deer or would it be a skin condition?

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -roe-deer/

Alex
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My local patch over Christmas

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:50 pm

I’ve really enjoyed reading other people blogs, learning what you all get up to on your local patches and seeing your photos, it’s a great inspiration.

Wishing you all a wild 2018!

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... tmas-week/

Thank you all for taking the time to look at my blog over 2017
Alex
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Durlston, Dorset

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 pm

Off my local patch for the first day of 2018

Great to get a short film of a Peregrine falcon

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... on-dorset/

Happy New Year and thank you for reading my blog over 2017

Alex
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If you go down to the woods today ...January

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:17 pm

Each month I do a short section on my village website, which sums up what you can see in the woods that month in 50 words.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... y-january/
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Bullfinches

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:44 pm

Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed an increase in the number of Bullfinches on my local patch. I’m not sure whether there are actually more or whether I just notice them more often.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... llfinches/

Thanks for looking

Alex
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