Category Archives: Badger watching

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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Two nights to remember – and one to forget?

Encouraged by my observations last Friday evening of badgers at a sett I had never watched before (see Some enchanted evening), I decided to try my luck elsewhere in the same wood on Sunday evening. That turned out to be … Continue reading

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Some enchanted evening

Yesterday I returned to the wood where I saw my first badger back in 1977. My intention was check half a dozen setts and then head over to the wood where my usual watching sett is located to view the … Continue reading

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The innocents

Beneath a cloak of Spring’s bright green Sweet-smelling bluebells all around Is where Old Brock has always been Hidden safely underground Into the evening’s sounds and scents Protective mother close behind Two small cubs, two innocents Emerge to see what … Continue reading

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Winning friends and influencing people

Badgers need friends, especially with the multitude of threats they face today. But how do we win friends and influence people on Brock’s behalf? For Brockwatch, two particularly effective methods are attending events – such as the Countryside Open Day … Continue reading

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Winds light to variable

“Winds light to variable” is a phrase I remember from an episode of The Goons entitled The Greenslade Story. A light breeze, variable in direction, was exactly what I experienced yesterday evening while attempting to watch badgers. This made it … Continue reading

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