Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time

It hasn’t been all that long since the sett of the badger pair was visited by an intruding boar who sought to mate with the resident sow. It would seem the mating was successful, the sow got pregnant and gave birth to three healthy, beautiful badger babies. After my latest trip to the badger pair’s … Continue reading “Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time”

Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes

After successfully defending her den from an aggressive fox who intruded upon her dwelling, the Smiley Vixen seems to be living the time in her new den up. Latest trail cam footage shows her still wearing her signature permanent smile on the face, as she goes out and in the burrow to do her daily … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett

Not too long ago, a rare event happened at the sett of the badger pair which I have been monitoring for about a year, whereby a large boar intruded upon the dwelling of the pair to mate with the sow. The mating in fact took place and my trail camera stationed at the sett was … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett”

Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den

Smiley vixen has only recently made her home in the newly dug den beside the sett of the injured badger. She barely had enough time to get used to her new home, and her den already got attacked by an intruder. Even though she’s younger and smaller than the intruding fox, the Vixen defended her … Continue reading “Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow

After the intrusion of the large boar who sought to mate with the resident sow, the sett of the badger pair calmed down a little and things somewhat returned to normal. At least for the time being and at least so it would seem. Because winters now get colder than they used to and because … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow”

Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander

By looking at the calendar, one sees it’s the late April, so technically Spring. However the weather says it’s still Winter. It still freezes over night, and daytime temperatures barely hang above zero. Nevertheless, we just got an early spring rain and as I walked through the woods afterwards, I encountered previously familiar sights which … Continue reading “Early Spring Rain Draws Out Slugs, Dung Beetle and Fire Salamander”

Smiley Vixen – Fox Who Dug Den Beside Injured Badger Hole Finally Captured on Camera

The mystery of the newly dug den beside the sett of the injured badger, which had me scratching my head since I discovered it, has finally been solved. How It Started I have been going to the location of the Injured Badger’s sett for weeks, and filmed a number of episodes there. They became the … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen – Fox Who Dug Den Beside Injured Badger Hole Finally Captured on Camera”

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus Glandarius) – Shy Corvid Who Mimics Buzzards and Other Birds

When I was filming the video about the Scarlet Elf Cup, my narration for the video was interrupted a few times by a call of a Eurasian Jay mimicking a Buzzard. I made a video about Common Buzzards as well. They are the most wide spread bird of prey in my part of Europe. In … Continue reading “Eurasian Jay (Garrulus Glandarius) – Shy Corvid Who Mimics Buzzards and Other Birds”

Common Buzzards Return from Migration, Flying Overhead and Making Calls

Common Buzzards (Buteo Buteo) are a species of medium-sized raptors. They are the most abundant bird of prey in Europe. Even though Buzzards are year round residents in most of Europe, they disappeared from my woods last fall and there were no signs of them throughout the entire winter. Then as spring started to slowly … Continue reading “Common Buzzards Return from Migration, Flying Overhead and Making Calls”

Skittish Red Fox Returns to Injured Badger Hole and Briefly Enters It Again

Welcome back, foxy. Long time no see? Hardly any. It took you several trips to the Injured Badger’s Hole to finally pluck up the courage to stick your nose inside, but you bailed. You skittish fox, you… You stayed hesitant until some other fox carved new holes beside the injured badger’s sett to finally make … Continue reading “Skittish Red Fox Returns to Injured Badger Hole and Briefly Enters It Again”