Some of my favourite photos

Thursday 28 November 2013

Heron in the garden this morning

This morning we saw a Heron in the garden. I couldn't work out what he had in his mouth, but it looks like mud and a leaf.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Roosting Pheasant

On our dog walk after school we saw a pheasant
roosting in a tree

More photos of a Red Kite over our house

Sunday 17 November 2013

Farmoor reservoir

We spent the afternoon walking around Farmoor Reservoir.
We started out walking on the Countryside walk then came in and walked the last bit next to the water.

Greylag geese

Great crested grebe in winter colours

Pied wag tail

One of the hides

Diving Coot

Tufted duck


Friday 15 November 2013

Mouse Cam

We put a camera out in a small tube with an entrance hole of 2 cm across hoping to film mice.

This is what we got

It was a bit of a squeeze for him to get out.

Tomorrow we are going to make the hole smaller

Thursday 14 November 2013

Not much to report

We left the trail camera out again last night, It filmed 50 little video's of a badger but no fox.

Took these photos from the garden yesterday

2 buzzards


Wednesday 13 November 2013

Busy foxes den

While the camera was aimed at the foxes den it also picked up a few other animals.
We put the camera down before it got dark and my Dad picked it up at 6.30 this morning

A Badger was very close to the foxes den.

This rat was looking for food

It looks like these mice have a hole in the bottom of the tree because if you look closely you can see one jump and disappear.

Foxes den found

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen and smelt a fox in the field. 
We have been looking for it's den, yesterday we finally found it.
Last night we put out the trail camera and this is what we caught on camera.

Tuesday 12 November 2013


Robin in our garden in the rain yesterday

Different Robin in the garden today

We are hoping these are some of the babies that were born in our garage

Monday 11 November 2013


The hedgerow is teeming with noise at the moment, but it is still difficult to see the birds amongst the branches and leaves

Yellow Hammer


Very noisy Pied Wagtail
 There were 4 pied wagtails on our roof yesterday making lots and lots of noise



Long tailed tit

Long tailed tit

Monday 4 November 2013

Green Lane and Physic well

This lane leading from Badswell lane down to the River Thames was once the route for coal haulage from the barges on the river up into the village.

 On the way we saw this catapillar walking across the path

Blackthorn - sloe berries

The lane gets very muddy

Down Green lane there is a well. It is call the Physic well.

Yew tree next to well

There were lots of small birds busy in the hedgerow