Thursday, 27 July 2017

A Plum Job

Benbecula, the sheep who lived, likes plums. We have a plum tree in her field, so when I'm picking plums it's one for me and one for Benbecula, and one for me and one for Benbecula...

Another night

We had a cool cat stroll past the camera trap the other night. It's a Genet, Genetta genetta. Not really a cat, but very cat-like.

Look for the eyes, to the right

According to Wikipedia, the common genet was brought from the Maghreb to south west Europe as a domestic animal about 1000 to 1500 years ago. The genet is evidence of the phrase sometimes used here - 'Africa ends at the Pyrenees.'

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Brock, out late

I have a new toy, thanks to my daughter. It's a camera trap. 

It takes a lot of experimentation to set it up in the right place, pointing the right way, but this week (10th July) I had my first success.

Mr Brock the Badger strolled past at 1am, and my new camera caught him:

The big challenge will be to photograph a Roe Deer like the one I saw a while ago ( I'll keep trying!