Mr Badger Pays a Visit

https://youtu.be/fstG5MgWxws This was taken some years ago when I had the most fortunate experience of having this extraordinary badger visit me over a fairly long period. I often wonder what ever became of him, but cherish these once in a lifetime moments. You can learn more of my experience through my Badger Diary. You can... Continue Reading →

Over Tree World

Photograph of Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), taken December 2016, local woods, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.

Golden Light On A Grey Squirrel

I love the way the afternoon lowering winter sun turns everything into a golden glow. On my walk this afternoon I heard the squirrels calling across the woods, then spotted this one bathed in gold. Photograph of Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), taken December 2016, local woods, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200,... Continue Reading →

Mr Badger #2

This is probably the very last photograph of the badger who used to regularly come and pay me a visit during 2012 and 2014. Photograph of European Badger (Meles meles), taken August 2013, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2013. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.

Fox Upon The Roof #2

About an hour ago I had a wonderful visitor who looked wet through to the bone after a heavy night's rainfall, and looked a little worse for wear with what looks like a dirty cobweb strewn across his or her nose. I photographs this young Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) through the glass of my bedroom... Continue Reading →

More of Mr Badger

European Badger (Meles meles) The image above was my very first encounter with a real life badger, and the very first photograph I took one late night back in the summer of 2012 in my own backyard. I was so unbelievably excited I dared not open the sliding patio door for fear the noise would... Continue Reading →

Not For The Squeamish

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) I observed these rats come out of undergrowth to feed on bird seed which had been dislodged from a feeding point on a nature reserve. I was surprised how many there was, and all appearing in an orderly fashion, some following one behind the other. Also called the ‘Common Rat’ or... Continue Reading →

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