A close encounter of the Striped Kind

Mar 11th, 2015

A close encounter of the Striped Kind

I went out to put nuts out for the wildlife tonight and surprised a visiting badger who had arrived early and was stuffing down some sunflower seeds left by the birds this afternoon. He (or she) wasn’t very scared and we stared at each other for a minute or so before he snuffled off through the fence towards the river.

It is very interesting that it was around this time last year that the badgers started appearing in the evening (8pm to 10pm) when we actually get to see them through the window, rather than during the winter when we would only see them on the webcam in the small hours of the morning. It is also notable that we see them much less regularly when it is very cold and presumably they are spending some quality time in their cosy sett.

The frogs are now arriving at the pond for their spring orgy and the heron is much in evidence nearly every day. It was around this time last year that we saw an otter in the pond so fingers crossed for this year although we were quite lucky last time to have it go right past the webcam.

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