Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

March 1, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Tetatet mini daffs cyclamen around a tree all taken at Hodsock. Sue.

These are photos of Hodsock Priory near Worksop. Sue.

When I changed the webcams over this morning I could only see two Reindeer in the field, so I went to the Field before we gave the Horses their feed. On entering there is usually one of the Reindeer waiting in the area between the gate and the Field that we made so that our Holiday Guests can get close to the Reindeer, she was not there and no where to be seen in the Field. I thought that she may have got out so I would look for her after the Horses were fed. Just as I was leaving the Field I noticed a movement behind one of their two houses at the far end of the Field. When I got to to where I seen the movement there she was well and truly caught up in some netting that was behind two fence panels for added security to keep the Reindeer in. The netting was twisted many times around her antlers, but as much as I tried I could not untwist it. In the end I needed to return to the Farm House for a knife to cut the netting away. Once it was cut off she was not bothered at all, running to the feeding troughs to make sure that she was not missing out on the breakfast.

The Badgers are all starting to come out together for their feed. At the last count when they were all coming out together last year, there were eleven. This year at the two feeding areas I have counted nine at one time, so there is a good chance that there still eleven occupying the Sett, plus however many Cubs there are, for I am sure that the amount of time and bedding that the Badgers are taking into the Sett, there are at least one family of Cubs. I have also seen one Badger that seems to have lightened up on it head. It is usually out feeding on the bottom feeding area quite early. I don’t know if it is changing because it is getting older or it is on of last years Cubs.