Category Archives: Badger watching

Nature’s digging machines

On Saturday night I watched my usual woodland sett for the first time since my brief visit over a week before (on the evening when I returned Willow, the badger cub, to the wild – see Willow goes wild). I … Continue reading

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The agony and the ecstasy

Brockwatcher’s beginnings, Part 4. After yesterday’s instalment of words and pictures relating to my beginnings as a Brockwatcher, today I continue the story with more memories of the delights of watching badgers, and of my first direct experience of the … Continue reading

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Brockwatcher’s beginnings, part 3

Following on from Brockwatcher’s beginnings, and Brockwatcher’s beginnings, Part 2 … My involvement in the study and conservation of all kinds of wildlife continued apace in 1978. During regular forays into the countryside close to home, I recorded the presence … Continue reading

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Brocks, a fox, and oh, deer!

I was too busy with Willow to post this article on its anniversary, but no matter… 13 July 2008. There’s a guy on the internet who advises would-be badger watchers to arrive at their sett of choice well before the … Continue reading

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Synchronised bedding collection

Another blast from the past… 19 June 2008. Tonight, knowing that the forecasts were for two or three days of wet weather, I decided to make the most of the evening sunshine by going for a walk and then attempting … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the furred kind

As the weather in June 2010 continues to be rather gloomy, I’m popping back to 2008 again… 10 June 2008. I felt so certain that I would see a fox this evening. Lured out by the nice weather, I decided … Continue reading

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Brockwatcher’s beginnings, Part 2

My first sighting of a badger in April 1977 (see Brockwatcher’s beginnings) certainly fuelled my enthusiasm for this amazing animal. I remained an all-round naturalist though, exploring the local countryside looking for wildlife of all kinds. I was also becoming … Continue reading

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