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Old Sunday 22nd February 2015, 06:41   #51
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There was one yesterday.
Yes, I saw your report. I took a WAG that there wouldn't be a repeat on Saturday. I year-ticked Adder and had a local Hen Harrier so I did have a decent day out as well as a lie in.

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Old Sunday 22nd February 2015, 09:56   #52
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Oh well. I was on site and managed to miss out. There's a lot of front to cover, especially with two little boys in tow, although I think Arch was more excited about the Short-eared Owl than the Harvest Mouse!

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There was one yesterday.
And on Friday - that one was on Friday just spotted the time of the post.

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Old Sunday 22nd February 2015, 17:09   #54
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And on Friday

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Ah. My mistake: I thought the reference was to the Friday one. However, as Arch says, its easy to be in the wrong place along the front, so going might not have helped!

Fallow and Roe Deer today at Bransbury Common.

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Parkgate really produced on Friday with two harvest mice, a water shrew countless field and bank voles but the star was a mole, but it met its end in the belly of a heron. Finished off with the Formby Red squirrels as well.


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A good mammal week with Parkgate the highlight in the previous post, but I caught a couple of wood mice in my garden. Had loads of roe deer on Burwell Fen and a common seal on the River Ouse.

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A fab Parkgate trip, Mark! Should have thought to check the tides and nobble you for a lift...
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A bit of a catch-up: more Red Fox action through the front door and Rabbits and Roe Deer at Moor Green, where five of the latter are hanging out together at the moment.

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Hi, sorry to hijack the thread. Can you ID these three tracks? 3 separate animals, all in the middle of the woods in Germany? Red area around the flag is 5cm (52mm) long.
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Hi, sorry to hijack the thread. Can you ID these three tracks? 3 separate animals, all in the middle of the woods in Germany? Red area around the flag is 5cm (52mm) long.
Its not a hijack, we've been international all year! IMHO:

1. Lynx
2. Domestic/Wild Cat
3. Canis sp. Probably not Wolf, maybe too big for Red Fox. Domestic dog would be my guess.

Not, of course, that I do much tracking in snow: but between one thing and another I have looked at quite a lot of real and imaged Lynx tracks lately and several Wolf tracks too. (My brother is at his in-laws in Finland just now and has texted me pix of Lynx tracks: if he sees the animal there will be trouble.)

Meantime back in England there has been fox action chez Dixon.

Last night I forgot to put a chicken leg out till late, so chucked one out of the door on my way to bed. I was settling down when I heard "Yarr, yarrr" and an answering meek "Yip, yip, yip": looking out of the window I saw not one but two foxes on the lawn, one clearly enjoying a chicken leg and the other being kept at bay by pecking order issues.

Its a secret and you mustn't tell anyone, but I'm a soft git at heart so I got up again, slipped downstairs to the fridge and took out two more chicken legs.

When I opened the door both foxes retreated ten yards or so (in opposite directions) but as I threw out first one then another morsel, their attention sharpened and they started back towards me. Our regular friend with the black smudge on the front of his ear and a nice white tip to his brush basically trotted straight in, grabbed the new snack and departed stage right. The other fox had a bit of a think, took an indirect route across next door's lawn up close to their house and then made a diagonal approach (thus facing partly away from me) to take the other drumstick and depart back left.

Everybody happy, I went back to bed and slept the sleep of the just.

Tonight Maz called me from the front of the house where she was taking the night air to say that a fox was about twenty yards away waiting patiently. I quickly extracted tonight's ration from the fridge and put it out. Foxy came straight in and grabbed it before I was ready with the camera (unsporting!) but only retreated to the nearby green where Maz had spotted him. Again I went for the resupply option and quickly settled down camera at the ready.

The fox approached to within a few yards, saw me in the hall, paused, gathered his courage and trotted in for his reward while the camera flash fired three times. Once again, everybody happy. Pix later.

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Red Fox X 2. Note that both shots show the black smudge on the right ear. I am now fairly sure that the photo from a few nights ago that didn't show that feature is a different individual.

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Had an evening staking out the canal Badgers. One came out and deigned to have a couple of minutes scratching, I got a couple of pix one of which may be worth putting on here, I hope. Meanwhile on my side of the canal three Wood Mice came to a big handful of muesli thoughtfully left by the hedge for them and I had a good photo session with them.

A Roebuck stirred the leaves near the Badger sett but avoided the lens: a Rabbit which presumably has a burrow in among the sett holes hopped about, and the local Little Owls shouted their heads off from the fields.

Scanning the canal in the hope of amphibians or aquatic mustelids on the way back to the road, I saw a flicker over the water surface. I paused by the road bridge for a more thorough search of the canal and confirmed what I had suspected: my first Daubenton's Bat of the year was skimming over the water.

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I was invited to join a whole car load of people called James to go wild boar hunting on Saturday. It was a good plan.
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Last Sunday John and I went to Lakenheath to follow up on the Ermine stoat seen recently but weather conditions were not great so we did a bit of birding mammal wise only Brown hare and rabbit seen. But Saturday battling with a bad back I returned with a little more info and better weather and with Roe deer and muntjac on the access track. The GWE was present and I started my search of the area, a mix of wandering and sitting and watching. I took a quick look at the far viewpoint a flying bittern of note to break up my search. Eventually my persistence paid off and after a few false alarms with old white tree guards I spotted the Ermine stoat and managed a few photos despite it being obscured by grass.

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What Steve is too modest to mention is that he is an honorary James: it is one of his middle names. The plan was indeed good, the execution eventually likewise. I fell in love with this particular little piggy.
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Spent a pleasant weekend in the company of an old friend of mine and well known Farnborough resident. First order of business was an early morning jaunt down to Arne with another friend from way back, Clare, for a nailed on mammal tick, namely Sika Deer. Things were quiet at first, but our early fears that perhaps the Sikas were still in their burrows (donít ask) turned out to be unfounded when, after a short walk, two does were found in the heath, allowing reasonable shots (Johnís will be better, watch this space), and then we headed up to some high ground and were met with a fine spread of birds on the marshes below us, 17 Spoonbill being pick of the bunch, with a flock of Black-tailed Godwits and scatterings of Wigeon, Shelduck, and Brent Geese and a couple of Great Black-backed Gulls also on offer. Things got lively when a female Marsh Harrier arrived on the scene, and we were treated to all of the above filling the air in a panicked swirl. On to the hide, by which time a herd of sixteen Sika, including three stags, was out on the saltmarsh, with a seventeenth animal, a radio collared doe, beyond them where the marsh met the heath. Also had Raven overhead, a year tick for Clare.

Back at the car park a Peacock was displaying, and I know theyíre plastic as hell, but itís still a treat to see, and who can resist reaching for the camera when it happens (cue huddle of miserable buggers raising their handsÖ).

Blandford was next port of call, but the Otters, having shown early doors, werenít playing, which left the Kingfishers in the spotlight. Thankfully the Kingfishers were happy to rise to the occasion, and put on the best performance from this species I have ever seen. It started with a female fishing, with a male then arriving on the scene, catching a fish and passing it to her, the pair of them then indulging in a joint display, sky pointing with tails cocked, calling like crazy (practically singing), absolute magic!

The day was rounded off with a drop in at a place whose name escapes me, close to Sixpenny Handley, which had been playing host to several Short-eared Owls, none of which put in an appearance, and a ringtail Hen Harrier which did, albeit so briefly I was the only one of the three of us to score. We also saw a quite bizarre Buzzard here, with a largely white head, extensive white on the rump, very grey brown back & upper wing coverts, very pale below with a warm buff, almost apricot, wash across the belly/hindflanks. I know itís a variable species, but this was quite unlike any Iíve seen before. Hopefully Johnís pics have come out and you can all see for yourselves.

So ended Saturday, with a trip to the pub for a gas about the old days, and discussions on future ventures, including gleaning some useful site gen for a forthcoming Scotland trip. Cheers John!
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James has quite adequately described a very enjoyable Saturday, so without more ado here are the Sikas - I haven't processed the Kingfishers and weird Buzzard yet.

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I visited Lakenheath Fen RSPB this morning. Got the Ermine Stoat (see that thread for more details of sighting). Also 8 Roe & 3 Muntjac Deer in the same area.

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Some more from the other day. Apparently Blackavar and his tatty ear are resident at Blandford Forum now (everyone retires to Dorset) and a couple of the weird Buzzard at Wyke Down.

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A very brief sighting of the Water Shrew at The Lodge today (more info on that thread) & 2 Bank Voles in the same area.

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One of my other Red Fox visitors came to dine on chicken today. It's a smaller fox than Black Notch, with a blackish tip to a thicker brush, less black on the legs and of course no black notch on the front of the right ear.

It wasn't quite as confident as Black Notch, but it held its ground when the camera flash went off, sniffed out the chicken leg and took it away to eat.

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Two things to talk about.

First, while I was on the way home yesterday from the Forest of Dean (that story tomorrow) Maz popped out for a breath of fresh air by the front door. While she was there, one of the local foxes trotted up, sniffed all round next door's lawn, then sniffed all round our lawn, found nothing and then stood and looked at Marion with a distinct air, she reported, of "where's the bloody chicken then?"

So Marion said "Wait here" and went inside, fetched a chicken leg and fed the fox. It's not just me who's a soft git round here!

Second up, today.

I decided to have a second crack at the Ermine Stoat at Lakenheath Fen RSPB, since everyone else seems to have seen it. I spent five hours flogging round and round the area of the reserve that seems to be its home range, to no discernible effect (though I did enjoy the company of a fairly confiding Kestrel.)

The last hour of the five I was accompanied by Mr Babbs, whose company as always enlivened proceedings but unfortunately didn't change my luck. We agreed hot drinks were in order and returned to the car park. He got his coffee from the car and I was briefly baffled by a failure of my key fob to open the door electronically. I then felt a right tit (no comedians please) as Steve suggested using the key....

After I'd decided to move on to Lakenheath Warren and Steve had gone back out on the reserve, I found out why the key fob had failed: the lights were still on and the battery was flat. The reserve centre doesn't have jump leads (I shall be writing to The Lodge about this) but luckily a family just arriving was volunteered by Dad (once he had ruled himself out of pushing because of recent spinal surgery) to bump start the car and their enthusiasm made short successful work of it. Fantastic!

Back on the road, I repaired to the huge Rabbit warren by the end of RAF Lakenheath's runway to see if it was being predated by Stoats. From my point of view, unfortunately the 110 Rabbits I saw in one sweep of my bins were feeding undisturbed. I didn't wait all that long before deciding to do a bit of plane-spotting (I still think it's odd that birdwatchers abhor the term "spotter" whereas plane-spotters embrace it) and set off for Mildenhall, pausing on the way to photograph four A10 Thunderbolt IIs deployed from Stateside on Friday.

Mildenhall was quite fun, with the based KC135 tankers and a line of C130J Hercules familiar, but a bonus C17 Globemaster III, four of the based Osprey tilt-rotor craft and a Turkish Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas. The last was my undoing, as it took me a while to find somewhere from which to photograph it. When I returned to the car after the walk to take my snaps, I was keen to get on home, so I quickly shoved all my kit in the boot, discarded my fleece into the same place, slammed the lid and remembered too late that my key fob was in the fleece.

AAAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHH!

I rang the AA. They said they would be an hour (they always say that). Then they sent me a text to say they would be a bit longer. It has been cold today. I had just locked my fleece in the car. (I had more hot water to make tea in the car, as well.)

I went for a brisk walk to warm up. During the course of this I found a church, and decided to pass a few minutes looking round the graveyard, which included a small military cemetery. RAF Mildenhall was originally a real RAF base which housed Bomber Command squadrons in the WWII, and that's my period of history. The first headstone I looked at was that of Sergeant Pilot J Dixon: I left very quickly with icy fingers running up and down my spine, and it wasn't just the chilly wind.

Mr AA man turned up earlier than I feared and proved to be the real deal. It took a while but he got into my car without breaking any windows or locks or indeed anything. I can't tell you exactly how he did it but who knew modern cars have a cheat key?

Anyway, I was absolutely delighted to have a disaster turned into an amusing anecdote.

I hope you have been too.

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Never a dull moment, eh? Crazy looking brutes those Ospreys, next time I'm in the area I may well pass through for a gander myself.

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Taster from Saturday as I need an early night. More tomorrow, promise. Zzzzzzzzz

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