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If you go down to the woods today - April

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:52 am

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers.

The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones.

The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed by the first butterflies and bees, trying their hardest to dodge the raindrops.

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4 trail cameras, 6 nights, 6 badgers

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:07 pm

Short compilation video on my blog of over 5 hours of trail camera footage, taken using 4 trail cameras over 6 nights, monitoring a number of entrance holes in two locations.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... 6-badgers/

Thanks
Alex
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South west Coast path

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:49 pm

A blog and some photos from a walk along the South West Coast path at Kimmeridge Bay

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... oast-path/

Alex
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First cuckoo

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:02 am

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’.

From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling.

It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes the ‘cuckoo’) was calling from.

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First glimpse of this years badger cubs

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri May 04, 2018 3:36 pm

A short film clip made from 100's of trail camera clips

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... dger-cubs/

Thanks for watching
Alex
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Devastating affect of snares

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed May 09, 2018 7:59 am

Not the kind of story I'd ever wish to write, but it has a happy ending.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... d-badgers/

Alex
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If you go down to the woods today - May

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm

If you go down to the woods today, just one word describes it – Bluebells

The woodland floor is a carpet of blue and after the recent warm weather the air is full with the heavy scent of Bluebells.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -may-2018/

Alex
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Owls

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun May 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Around my local patch I get 4 different types of owls. Barn owl, Tawny owl, Little owl and Short- eared owl.
Over the past couple of weeks both a Barn owl and two Little owls have been very visible.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... 5/10/owls/

Alex
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Growing badger cubs

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri May 18, 2018 2:51 pm

It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s.

You can see the cubs on a short film on my blog.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... dger-cubs/

Thanks for looking
Alex
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Explosion of insects

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed May 23, 2018 8:47 pm

With all the warm weather over the past couple of weeks the air, the hedgerow and the field margin are now full of insects.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... f-insects/

Alex
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