Rare Polecat Sighting in my Patch!

I am pretty familiar with all the species that visit my garden and I have a selection that expect to see on a regular basis, which includes lots of birds and quite a… Continue reading

Hillockhead Pine Marten

It is great visiting a location where there are species that you don’t get at home. At Hillockhead, there are some lovely pristine woodlands bordering Tim’s property and, when I went up last… Continue reading

Hillockhead Bird Feeders… what a Birdsy treat!

I have just spent the last week up in a beautiful location on the Black Isle, just North of Inverness, at Hillockhead; holiday accommodation owned by Tim Stenton. (www.hillockhead.net) It is a stunning… Continue reading

Countryfile Live Show 2019

This year, I was delighted to be invited to speak at CountryFile Live; a large show held at Blenheim Palace. I appeared on Countryfile a few years ago when they came to film… Continue reading

Cricket & Toad Visitors

I get lots of different wildlife in my patch, but sometimes I get to see something that, either I haven’t seen before, or something that does not appear very often. Recently, I have… Continue reading

Silvertrees Fallow Fawns 2019

Every year, around the end of June, I meet up with Rob up at Silvertrees Holiday Park, on the edge of cannock Chase, to set up some Bushnells in a very special location.… Continue reading

My Exciting 2019 project…..Building an Otter Holt!

Following the success of our badger sett build at Yew View some years ago now, I have been keen to build something to try to attract the local otters. I have been filming… Continue reading

The Kingfishers are back!

For the last few years, we have had regular kingfisher visitor to the wildlife pond at Yew View. This winter, however, they stopped visiting and we really have not seen them… until last… Continue reading

Big Butterfly Count 2019

Launching today is a great citizen science project, The big butterfly count. This is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and… Continue reading

Badger Family Bonding

I have been monitoring a badger sett near to me recently and trying out some new trail cams. This sett has produced some good video clips in the past as it is a… Continue reading