Billy Bull was not with his cows when I walked through the riverside gate this afternoon; he was on guard duty at the top gate. He knows I use the top gate from the corral, so today I thought I would fool him. It took Billy about two minutes to realise I was amonst his girls. He ran down the ramp to investigate.
The Crossroads is a place on Wilden Marsh where a number of animal tracks cross. This video shows some of the camera trap action occurring there:
OtterCam recorded 60 minutes of video last night, featuring these animals. If I had wanted to capture this much nighttime content of these beasts, I think it unlikely that I would be able to do it.
This badger visited OtterCam 15 times during last night and this morning. Mind you, OtterCam might have been visited by 15 different badgers overnight; they all look the same to me.
Last year we improved Hoobrook Pasture, by removing most of the invasive trees and scrub. We were rewarded with an invasion of Himalayan balsam early this year. Although the cattle ate the balsam, my camera traps recorded minimal animal activity, until now: 40 minutes of fox and badger activity was recorded on Thursday night/Friday morning.