I was doing a quick Recce yesterday afternoon and came across this beauty….I love yellowhammer. It is THE countryside `s bird
I am still on the lookout for badger. Everything seems to be difficult this spring…..
This is something that I had never seen before. A young badger sleeping in a hollow tree. Magical to watch
After the rest, the badger woke up and when under some wire
Back in the meadow on the lookout for worms
Once again, I was lucky to come across two badger, an adult and a young one. This is the first young that I photograph this year. Both of them were trying to catch worm.
I was able to photograph the young hunting for food. It`s nice to be able to se the british countryside in the background
An Adult was also there looking for food.
I have four badger site and I am yet to see any young. I wonder if the young did not drowned. All that rain we had in April could have killed the little one . I saw several burrow full of water this spring.
Best time for badger is June. I am hoping to see young. Fingers crossed.
This female was looking at me from a ditch
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