Tawnies, Muntjac, Badgers and Reed Bunting.. this week at Yew View

After almost 3 weeks away from Yew View for the Christmas break, I couldn’t believe how much Spring ‘sprung’ on site! The daffodils on the bank are showing buds and the snowdrops in… Continue reading

Lichfield’s Peace Woodland

After hearing about a call for volunteers, I joined with some friends to plant some of the many trees that are going to form an incredible ‘Peace Woodland’ in our local park in… Continue reading

Starting 2019 with Wildlife… of course!

I cannot believe another year has started and, although it was rather gloomy weather here on the Black Isle this morning, we decided to head up to the Black Isle Nature Photography Hides. You… Continue reading

Pine Marten Camera Trap Success at Hillockhead

Tim has been keen to get some DSLR camera trap set-ups in the woods near to his properties at Hillockhead, on the Black Isle, as the Bushnells have been showing regular visits by… Continue reading

Seeing out 2018 on the Black Isle; Pine Marten, Otter and windy coastlines…

I decided to head up to Hillockhead, with Wren, to see out 2018… the open spaces, coast and the prospect of lots of trail cam footage is always a big pull for me… Continue reading

Christmas Delights in the WildlifeKate Patch!

Christmas decorations on my bird snack bar and a novel Mammal Feeding Station set up have become an annual challenge and the wildlife has performed admirably  this year so far! The Bird snack… Continue reading

Cracking Daylight Tawny Footage this week!

This week was my final week at Yew View before Christmas and I always start my day with  a quick check of the cameras. I was amazed to see that one of the… Continue reading

I Unveil the Christmas Mammal Box 2018!

Every year, I transform my mammal box into a Christmas scene. For the last few years, it has been based around a Christmas sitting room. This year, I decided to design something different.… Continue reading

WildlifeKate Patch Update: Feeders, Foxes and Snack Bar Visitors!

As the weather has got colder, the numbers of birds on my feeder has increased and they are motoring through the food! I feed a mix of black sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts,… Continue reading

How does a squirrel open a walnut?

The squirrel has spent a bit of time in the Yew View tawny box this week, which has given me an idea of what my footage might be like during the daytime. I… Continue reading