I have recently deployed (winter 2017) a Bushnell Camera Trap (sometimes called a Trail Camera) at Underhill Wood Nature Reserve - these are the 'best of' images...

At the bottom of each image is noted, in order left to right, air temperature, date & time of shot.

Brock

Brock

Buzzard in an area of the reserve which has thick, overhead canopy. Buzzard often search at ground level for worms and other invertebrates.

Buzzard in an area of the reserve which has thick, overhead canopy. Buzzard often search at ground level for worms and other invertebrates.

Magpie in flight

Magpie in flight

The Buzzard again

The Buzzard again

I have sighted this large adult Hare at UWNR frequently over the past 2 months.  It has been camera trapped crossing the River Lodden, on the south-western edge of the reserve, multiple times. Hares birth their leverets in different locations to increase survival chances. The female then visits each leveret, on a rotational basis, enabling them to suckle and gain nourishment.  Leverets are very active from birth - they eat grass and vegetation after only about 12 days and are weaned after about 30 days.

I have sighted this large adult Hare at UWNR frequently over the past 2 months.

It has been camera trapped crossing the River Lodden, on the south-western edge of the reserve, multiple times. Hares birth their leverets in different locations to increase survival chances. The female then visits each leveret, on a rotational basis, enabling them to suckle and gain nourishment.

Leverets are very active from birth - they eat grass and vegetation after only about 12 days and are weaned after about 30 days.

Roe Buck

Roe Buck

The female hare on her morning round feeding her leverets

The female hare on her morning round feeding her leverets

resident female Roe....

resident female Roe....

This (male?) Kingfisher is resident this spring (2017). The hunting perches are encouraging this magnificent bird to visit more frequently. While there are no fish in the lake at UWNR, there is an abundance of other prey species - toad tadpoles and various invertebrates are likely prey.

This (male?) Kingfisher is resident this spring (2017). The hunting perches are encouraging this magnificent bird to visit more frequently. While there are no fish in the lake at UWNR, there is an abundance of other prey species - toad tadpoles and various invertebrates are likely prey.

A swift at dawn, over the pond...

A swift at dawn, over the pond...

I move the camera trap around around the land to ensure I get broad coverage - recently I had it located near the lake. During this siting someone (male Roe) damaged the camera. As this image shows the Roe deer, in particular, are very curious about the camera....this is of the Roe fawn,

I move the camera trap around around the land to ensure I get broad coverage - recently I had it located near the lake. During this siting someone (male Roe) damaged the camera. As this image shows the Roe deer, in particular, are very curious about the camera....this is of the Roe fawn,

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