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Feeding Songbirds in Winter – Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits

Beside the house where I live, I have a hedge of thujas (Thuja Occidentalis). Thujas are evergreen coniferous shrubs, but they can also develop into tree form. Their thick foliage makes them ideal for hedgerows. The same provides an ideal environment for non-migratory passerines – birds with well developed vocal organs (for this reason they’re … Continue reading “Feeding Songbirds in Winter – Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits”

My Trail Cam at Animal Scratchpost Is Dead After Capturing Wild Boars

I own five trail cameras. Four have semi permanent locations, one I use as a floating camera which I install where I feel it’s needed the most. Sometimes it’s as a second camera at a location with another cam, other times in new interesting places I come across which suggest there could be animal activity … Continue reading “My Trail Cam at Animal Scratchpost Is Dead After Capturing Wild Boars”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 10

The dominant feature of Episode Ten of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole is a loud roar of an elusive animal. I speculate in the video that it could be a deer, as roe deer (Capreolus Capreolus) are known to bark like that, but alarm calls made by red foxes (Vulpes Vulpes) can also … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 10”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 09

Day 13 at the injured badger hole turned out to be really nippy. With temperatures at -10 degrees Celsius and a heavy fog shrouding the area and thus blocking the sun, video recording with my palm sized Canon camera was a challenge. There’s no way to operate the camera with gloves on, and without gloves, … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 09”

Wildlife Scratchpost Trail Camera Moved Because It Has Narrow FOV

The trail camera I have at the wildlife scratchpost introduced in this video has the best image quality of all the trail cams I own, but unfortunately also the narrowest field of view (FOV) of them all. I originally placed the camera on a nearby tree, which is where I would normally leave my cameras … Continue reading “Wildlife Scratchpost Trail Camera Moved Because It Has Narrow FOV”

Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold Growing on Old Tree Stump

On a walk through the woods where I live, I came across a slime mold known as Wolf’s Milk (Lycogala Epidendrum). Visually, this slime mold resembles a fungus, and it even releases spores like a puffball mushroom, but slime molds are eukaryotic organisms and not part of the fungi kingdom, even though back in the … Continue reading “Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold Growing on Old Tree Stump”

Animal Scratchpost – Tree Used by Wildlife to Scratch Itchy Furs

In the woods where I live, I have several locations used by the animals where they aggregate in order to scratch their itchy furs. They tend to use coniferous trees for that purpose, quite expectedly because unlike most deciduous trees, the conifers have rough barks. I call the trees the wildlife rub themselves against “scratchposts“. … Continue reading “Animal Scratchpost – Tree Used by Wildlife to Scratch Itchy Furs”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 08

Almost two weeks into my Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole, the reality really starts to sink it – there most likely is no badger anymore. As much as it tears my heart to admit it, the chance of the furry friend having made it are next to none. Due to his debilitating injury, the … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 08”

My Encounters with Chill Roe Deer Trio (Capreolus Capreolus)

Roe Deer are fairly widespread throughout most of Europe and where I live, I share the woods with a number of them as well. Like all deer, the roe are very wary and spook easily when any one of them catches a wind of a human. I regularly run into the roe on my daily … Continue reading “My Encounters with Chill Roe Deer Trio (Capreolus Capreolus)”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 07

After finding out the European Badger (Meles Meles) at the sett #2 is injured, I had spent 8 consecutive days (seven nights) bringing food to his sett in an effort to help him survive the looming winter. Unfortunately, so far the efforts have been fruitless. Because the injured badger’s situation was an emergency, I had … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 07”