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5th February 2012: It snowed last evening and overnight. This morning I thought the snow cover offered an excellent opportunity to see how much animal activity occurred on the marsh since 4 pm yesterday. Entering the marsh at the Hoo Brook end, early this afternoon, I saw a pair of boot prints stretching out ahead of me and another, the same boot print, coming back along the track and out onto Wilden… Read More

(Click on image to enlarge) 22nd August 2011: The tall grass has turned the colour of straw and is dying back. Leaves are falling rapidly from most of the trees, particularly quickly from the willows. I can see fox tracks again. The muntjac deer tracks and their beds are now clearly visible, too. Gaps have appeared in the walls of Himalayan Balsam stalks, allowing a better view down the River Stour. Honey… Read More

(Click on images to enlarge) 20th August 2011: Something, or someone, has fiddled with my fox-cam! I carefully set up the remote camera each time I use it. I select a suitable target – usually a distinctive tree or bush – so that I can estimate distances of the animals from the lens when I am reviewing the photographs. I checked my camera last week and again today, and on both occasions… Read More

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