In my post of 23rd September, A Winding Animal Track in the Grass, I left a camera-trap pointing at the otter holt back entrance. This is what the camera saw.

This video records a fox eating acorns on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.

This video records deer, foxes, and badgers on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve feasting on acorns during an evening and night earlier this week.

I came across a winding animal track this morning; it appeared to be coming from the nearby otter holt I built over seven years ago. The track wound it’s way over the pasture, across Northern Corridor and into the Lagoon Field. There is a lot of food on the marsh at the moment and the animals are making the most of it. Berries, nuts, and apples are abundant this year. I see many animal tracks on the marsh and rarely get excited by them, but so many animals use this particular otter holt that any new tracks to and from it warrant special attention. This video was captured by my bodycam, so you will have to excuse the stange angles, occasional odd subjects and shakes.

I’m restarting Wilden Marsh monthly volunteer workdays on 27th September 2020.

We are meeting in Marsh Farm Yard at 10am, subject to upcoming COVID-19 restrictions. If you are interested in helping out on the marsh, or if you would like further information, please contact me at: mikeatwildenmarsh@hotmail.co.uk.

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