Sunday, 27 October 2013

Spring Setup!

I'm already setting up more camera bird boxes for next spring! 
I bought this beautiful oak bird box with a slate roof, and I got it from Wheatcroft for only £10! I also bought a wireless IR camera! This evening, I took apart the bird box to install the camera. The 38mm hole may attract tits and even pied flycatchers! I will be placing this bird box at the end of my garden positioned on a exterior wall of my shed! 
Dismantling the bird box!

Once I put it all together I plugged the camera into a power supply and connected the receiver to the TV.

Finished bird box, with IR camera installed!

This receiver has the ability to be connected to 3 other wireless cameras. This will be very useful for the future!

50m receiver

This bird box camera is so much better than my previous camera even though it was £15 cheaper! I can see the entire base of the box which will be great if a bird starts to nest. I am looking forward to see if this box is a success in the spring!!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Incredible Rutting Tour!

Today's rutting tour was incredible! 
I got some great footage and some lovely photos. I will be returning to Bradgate Park later next week (this time at the crack of dawn!) to get some more amazing footage. I will upload all of my photos and footage then, but here is a sneak peak of some of the brilliant behaviour I captured today: 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Taking Action

While in Cambridge this weekend I came across a lady handing out leaflets in the street about badger culling.
 I told her that I had been putting up posters in my village, and she gave me loads of great material to hand round! She was telling me about what she does to help the badgers, such as petitions, writing letters and even protecting sets by monitoring them ALL NIGHT!

She gave me stickers, petitions and lots of leaflets, which was great! I went back to her stall later on in the day to take a photo for my blog, but sadly she had left. She was probably already sitting in a wood somewhere guarding a set!

Here is some of the material she provided me with: 

I went round my village handing out all the leaflets later on that day. If you want to sign the latest petition please visit 

Also write to your local MP! If you are unsure who your MP is, there name can be found at 

I am very excited for Wednesday this week, because I am going to Bradgate Park on a Guided Tour! It is the peak of the red deer rut and the fallows are most probably rutting too! I am going to be filming and photographing this spectacular event. Lets hope the weather is not too bad!