Wildlife Trail Camera - Garden 24.4.2015

Great Spotted Woodpecker in the garden Great Spotted Woodpecker’s are a daily visitor the garden now. The female GSW every single day without fail, but the male GSW not so often for some reason? I’ve spend a long time offering specific foods out for them, and now I make my own mix for them to paste into their feeding notches on the tree. Primarily the mix is made from a couple of blocks of lard, a jar of crunchy peanut butter, porridge oats and crushed insect suet pellets. They can’t get enough of it, as well as the blackbirds, magpies, robins, great tits and coal tits! I also hang a mix of fresh peanuts and suet pellets from the trunk (which the squirrels seem to enjoy!) The GSW is about bl

Kingfisher project - 2015

The Kingfisher, our beautiful waterway bird After lots of investigation up and down a local waterway, and then having spent days sat rigidly still, the third day of hiding beneath all my camo gear paid off…I finally got my first image of a passing kingfisher at my location. The brief encounter took less than 15 seconds, out of which I managed to pull a handful images that I was happy with – and well worth the hard work! Kingfishers are small unmistakable bright blue and orange birds of slow moving or still water. They fly rapidly, low over water, and hunt fish from riverside perches, occasionally hovering above the water's surface. You’ll quite often hear them before seeing them. They have a

Wildlife Trail Camera

Wildlife Trail Camera from Sankey Brook I put out my Spypoint IR trail cam on the banks of Sankey Brook in Warrington for 24 hrs. I've been walking the water tracking down locations for Kingfisher for my photography. On one of my walks I came across an American Mink. I searched the location where I'd spotted the mink and came across what I presumed to be its den, dug into the roots of an overhanging tree high up on the bank. I set my camera and went back the following day to retrieve it. This was the footage from the first attempt

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