Jo Angell – The Waxwing

The Waxwing by Jo Angell My first image takes pride of place and features in my calendar for the month of January. The waxwing, a starling sized bird with a prominent and distinctive crest with colourful markings. They travel over from Scandinavia in the winter and feast on the berries particularly rowan and hawthorn. Last [...]

British Mammal List

        N American Mink.   Mustela vison N Badger.   Meles meles - Meet the Model N Feral Cat.   Felis catus N Fox.   Vulpes vulpes - Meet the Model  N Otter.   Lutra lutra - Meet the Model  N Polecat.   Mustela putorius N Stoat.   Mustela erminea N  Weasel.   [...]

Meet the Model – Hetty the Hedgehog

Copyright Fergals Images Say hello to Hetty the Hedgehog ( Erinaceus europaeus ) The Hedgehog is one of Britain’s favorite small mammals,once common in our towns and villages but now very much under threat from development and habitat loss. Small , round and covered in spines the nocturnal Hedgehog is an unmistakable animal seen in [...]

Meet the Model – Brian the Badger

Say hello to Brian the Badger (Meles Meles) Despite being rarely seen during daylight hours ,Badgers are easily recognisable and widespread on the British mainland. The low set animal has a solid frame , black and white striped face with grey body hair and a lighter underside.With an average weight of 15 kg the Badger has [...]