I’ve had a trail camera in the woods for a few days overlooking an area where I have seen smooth impressions on the woodland floor and I guessed it was being used by deer to ‘lie up’.
The first clip is a one year old male fallow deer known as a pricket due to its [...]
After a hectic summer I have now found some time to get the trail cameras out again. I have positioned one of them under a bridge by the River Rye where I have seen otter prints.
It turns out this is a popular spot for lots of our nocturnal mammals to hang out. There [...]
The summer continued throughout September and my decision to take some time off work for the last week of the trout fishing season really paid off. Although water levels were a bit low, with some extra caution there was still plenty of action to be had. The fish were making the most of the late [...]
Brambling – Fringilla montifringilla
We’ve had a couple of bramblings hanging around the garden for the past few days and they are feasting on our sunflower seeds. You can see in the video how easily they turn the seeds in their bills as they apply pressure to get at the heart of the seed.
I have just spent an overcast morning deleting files from my camera which I have amassed throughout the summer. I thought I should share a few snippets before they are deleted forever.
I spent several wonderful evenings this summer watching a pair of peregrines successfully rear and fledge two chicks. Including some amazing [...]
At last some sunny weather but the only problem now is what to do after work. Should I walk the dog, do a bit of gardening, cut the grass, weed the vegetable patch, go birding, check the peregrines, go to the pub or watch Springwatch? Well it’s always a difficult decision but last night I [...]
I know that ‘Buck Fallow & the Corn Hopper’ sounds like a Country & Western duo! Well it’s not, so please don’t be put off reading this….
….I had been noticing lots of deer action around the corn bins in my local wood. I had also been seeing lots of deer droppings which were full of [...]
The great spotted woodpeckers make such a mess when they are eating nuts from the feeders that there are always a few birds hanging about on the ground below waiting to take advantage. Normally it’s chaffinches, blackbirds, robins and the compulsory pheasant or ten. This morning it was a surprise to see a treecreeper dodging the aggressive tits to benefit [...]
It is a year ago this week since I started my Wild Ryedale blog. I have spent most of the year concerned that I don’t post regularly enough. Overall on reflection and looking back through the video gallery I am really pleased with the content over the first year. I have shied away from just [...]
Probably the least exciting video I have ever posted but it is my very first Hawfinch sighting so it is memorable for me.
It has been seen a few times over the past two weeks around the churchyard in Ampleforth so I decided to go and have a quick look. I didn’t really think there [...]