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”

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 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”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 06 (Badger Pair SPECIAL)

Eight days after tending exclusively to the injured badger, I took a hike to a more remote part of the forest where a sett (networks of tunnels and living quarters dug up by badgers) inhabited by a pair of European Badgers is located. In this, special episode of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 06 (Badger Pair SPECIAL)”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 05

Episode Five of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole consists of two days at the sett of the injured badger. Day Five at the Injured Badger Hole On Day Five, I encountered a Roe Deer (Capreolus Capreolus) on my way to the badger’s burrow. It was a frigid and foggy morning, but the fog … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 05”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 04

On the fourth day of my ongoing mission to save the life of an injured badger I return to his sett (network of tunnels and holes in the ground), in hopes that he had come out the previous night and had some of the food I had left for him. So far, after he was … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 04”