My Mission to Save Life of Solitary Bee

As I was returning home after dusk on a cold winter day, I noticed a lone been on the porch. She was motionless. It was 0 degrees Celsius outside at the time, and whereas the night has just begun, the likelihood of the upcoming freezing temperatures was high. I knew right away that the cold-blooded … Continue reading “My Mission to Save Life of Solitary Bee”

I Take Hike to Sett of Badger Pair, Trail Cam Footage Shows Them Active in Winter

I have been monitoring the sett of the European Badger pair (Meles Meles) for almost a year. This is however only the second time I documented my trip to the sett on video. The first document was part of the Injured Badger Hole Series, Episode 06. I made plans and announced the intent to go … Continue reading “I Take Hike to Sett of Badger Pair, Trail Cam Footage Shows Them Active in Winter”

Wild Boars, Foxes and Deer Captured on Trail Cam at Upper Scratchpost

That the trail camera I have set up at the upper scratchpost has been a disappointment is something I have already talked about. As of my latest visit to the upper scratchpost, a new disappointment is added to the growing list – the cam drains batteries like mad. Too Many Issues Among the biggest problems … Continue reading “Wild Boars, Foxes and Deer Captured on Trail Cam at Upper Scratchpost”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 13

My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole are winding down. I started the series right after finding out the badger was injured. I didn’t know how it’s gonna end and I wish it would have ended differently. I did all that was in my power to help save the badger’s life, but it would seem … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 13”

Lower Scratchpost Trail Camera Moved to Even Further Tree for Better Videos

The lower scratchpost has been a hit and miss. I started monitoring it with a trail camera set up on a nearby tree. I got good footage from there, but because the trail cam has a very narrow field of view, it only captured parts of the animals in its original location. Having only parts … Continue reading “Lower Scratchpost Trail Camera Moved to Even Further Tree for Better Videos”

Birding and Ornitherapy – How to Improve Health Watching Wild Birds

In two of my previous videos I hinted to the fact that birdwatching, or birding as it’s sometimes referred to, has scientifically proven health benefits. Those were the videos about feeding fat balls to the tits and sparrows in winter, and the compilation of the woodpeckers chiseling on trees. In this video I take a … Continue reading “Birding and Ornitherapy – How to Improve Health Watching Wild Birds”

Bird Droppings Reveal Nesting Location of Woodpecker Decker

Woodpecker Decker, who was introduced in Episode 01 of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole, and given a name in Episode 07, has been my most loyal wilderness companion in part of the forest surrounding the sett of the injured badger. Being a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos Major), he’s strongly territorial. It’s in his … Continue reading “Bird Droppings Reveal Nesting Location of Woodpecker Decker”

Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeds on Sunflower Seeds Alongside Tits and Sparrows

Feeding birds in winter is what I do for the little fellas when the snow covers the ground and these non-migratory passerines, who brighten my days with their beautiful songs, have a hard time finding their own food to survive the harsh cold months. I started feeding the birds by filling the birdhouse on a … Continue reading “Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeds on Sunflower Seeds Alongside Tits and Sparrows”

My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 12

I started Day 16 of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole by going through the forest in a -16 degrees Celsius cold weather. The presence of two numbers 16 is purely coincidental. Walk Through the Woods As explained in Episode 09 of the Adventures, prior to the winter’s deep freeze, I used to go … Continue reading “My Adventures at Injured Badger Hole – Episode 12”

Fat Balls for Birds – Feeding Tits and Sparrows in Winter

In an earlier video I showed how I feed the non-migratory birds who live in the thujas beside my house in winter. The birds involved are mostly small perching songbirds (passerines). I have three types of Tits (Great Tits – Parus Major, Blue Tits – Cyanistes Caeruleus, and Willow Tits – Poecile Montanus) who rely … Continue reading “Fat Balls for Birds – Feeding Tits and Sparrows in Winter”