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Mar 16th, 2017

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Badger and Cat

The other night we caught this on the webcam (Click on the picture to play the video).   Tora sat for several minutes quietly contemplating a badger which simply ignored him. Lots of badger activity at the moment – the poor pine marten turned up at 4am one night to find that every single nut had […]

Nov 29th, 2016

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Fox meets Cat

I’d been a bit bothered as to what would happen if our new visitor fox met the cats. Last night I found out from the webcam.. I’d put a bit of leftover roast pork out for the creatures, and just after 5am the fox found it. It was just starting to munch on it when […]

May 24th, 2016

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Badger on new Webcam

We have a new webcam with better resolution.  Unfortunately this means that we are having difficulty getting it to activate for the wildlife – and at the moment we are largely getting photos of the cats on their nocturnal wanderings. But yesterday we got a nice shot of a badger – unusually this time it […]

Apr 30th, 2016

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Everyone should have a hobby

We got a new webcam for the shed recently.  It is much higher resolution than the old one – which in one respect is great (in that the video is obviously far better quality), but unfortunately it means that motion under the fence where the wildlife comes from is not tripping off the motion detector […]

Apr 14th, 2016

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Cat and Badger

There was a funny clip on the shedcam last night (click on the photo for the video). This was Schrodi attempting to see a badger off and temporarily succeeding before Mr Brock realized that the aggressor was a lot smaller than him and returning peacefully to his main interest (the peanuts). Actually later on that […]

Mar 23rd, 2016

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The wildlife are now back in force. Last night R and I watched our pine marten (or one of our pine martens?) eating nuts on the bird table for about 10 minutes. Then suddenly he shot off into the woods. We realized why a few seconds later when a large badger emerged under the fence […]

Mar 2nd, 2016

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Alpine Morning

I wouldn’t have believed it – but this morning the snow is back with alpine views over the mountains. R and I scared a heron off our pond this morning and there are plenty of signs of spring around the village, but the snow being back definitely shows us that winter has not departed for […]

Nov 2nd, 2015

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Badger and suet slab

I bought a ‘Freddy’s fruity suet treat’ for the little birds the other day. They didn’t show much appreciation for it during the first day of it being out, and they didn’t get a chance to revisit it on the next day, because it was removed by an appreciative badger during the night. If you […]

Sep 10th, 2015

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Fright in the Night

I was just going to sleep about 11pm yesterday when all of a sudden I heard a faint noise that sounded a bit like a cat fight. For a moment I thought it was my imagination, and then I noticed that Tora, who was sleeping on my pillow had pricked his ears up. Then it […]

Aug 13th, 2015

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Improvised ‘Hide’

I had an idea the other night. When we were at Aigas last year we watched badgers from a hide which had wide open windows right close to them (so close you hear them hoovering up the nuts) and glancing out of the kitchen window just as it was getting dark, I saw one of […]