The Wilden Marsh Blog


I put OtterCam out last night.

It was dank along the east bank of the River Stour early this morning when I spotted this mink swimming downstream, zigzagging from one bank to the other, looking for its breakfast I expect. I followed the little fella for fifteen minutes or more. It was a very busy and focused mink.  

This image was captured in the flooded withy wood. The camera trap was setup on a well used track and its infrared flash covered in a double thickness of women’s tights. The proximity sensor was part covered on two sides with tape to narrow its field of sensitivity. I don’t know what happened next, but I doubt it was good news for the rabbit.

This image was camera trapped outside the living otter holt; again, using my wife’s tights to control the flash intensity. As you will probably have gathered, I am sorting camera trap images. I have received emails asking for more camera trap images. I will setup a gallery shortly, to satisfy those that crave them.  

I have 5 camera traps out on the marsh. Mike Averill, a fellow marsher, puts out his single trap on the bank of the River Stour for two nights and bags an otter, a mink, a fox, a badger, and geese. Mike has not sent me the badger image. Just how lucky can a person get? I’m sure it’s beginner’s luck, but you have to hand it to him: he has brought… Read More