|Badger, 16th January 2013 just before 2 a.m.. -3 C|
Friday, 18 January 2013
The thing that I really love about using a trail camera is the sense of opening a surprise gift. What will be in it? A fox? A cat? A couple of birds? Connecting it up to my lappie to download the photos, I feel like a small child on Christmas morning. Today's gifts were extra special. A couple of nice sequences of a fox, a pair of cheeky magpies and some rather self important looking woodpigeons. Then - the badger.
I was amazed. I had assumed that badgers would be tucked up in their setts on these cold winter evenings. Instead here it is snuffling round our grass. Maybe it's looking for worms, which form a large part of a badger's diet. It looks quite plump. Maybe it has benefited from the mild wet weather.