11th April - Whilst checking an Osprey territory a Badger came trundling down the track middle of the day. It was rooting about in the grass verges and appeared totally oblivious to me although the camera shutter made it a bit nervous sometimes. I spent 45 minutes with it, quietly keeping ahead of it and down wind. It was often no more than 3 metres away and although I must admit that I'm not always sympathetic towards Badgers, this was a truly amazing encounter.
Two more record shots of the male Mealy Redpoll from 9th April