I came across this old fence. I love those perch with lot`s of texture….
Those are very common species, but still I love them.
This morning, I went to see my local patch fish survey. I was very interested to know if the lakes on my local patch were teaming with fish.
The survey was done in two part. one part was done using electricity and the second part was done using a 400 metres net.
The net is released and left alone for several hours
While waiting the surveyors use electricity to survey the bank of the lake.
The electricity stun the fish for a few second and allowed the surveyor to catch it
A few fish are caught, mainly tench and pike
Most of the fisherman are waiting for the big reveal.
the second part of the survey has started , the 400 metres net is retrieved
It does look like a hard job…
the net is closing up…
The big moment has arrived…
Again, pike and tench were the most numerous fish.
I must say that it was something very interesting to watch
The surveyor explained to us that those marks on the tench were probably made by a Mink or an Otter
They were also some cracking looking specimen
Yesterday morning, I came across a female roe deer in a beautiful meadow. I stayed with her for an hour and she did not clocked me.
I saw something that I had never seen in my life , it was beautiful.
I had to be careful when I was moving, I wanted to get the light behind me
The doe was not worry at all and was feeding. when suddenly I saw another pair of ear.
Look on the left side of the doe.
Yep, the doe had one youngster.
Shame that the grass was so long.
Yesterday evening, I went to a new badger site. This was not the first time. I wanted to take a picture of badger amongst buttercup. Easy to do you think. I dipped four time and last evening, I took this picture after 10 minutes of waiting!! The four previous time, I waited 4 hours each time without seeing anything…
While waiting, A pheasant went past
Here is the picture I wanted
Badger amongst buttercup