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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Twilight Badger

Following last nights dusk appearance of the Badger and Pine Marten, I decided that if the rain held off I'd pay the sett a visit with the proper camera.

It was threatening rain at 2000 but I went anyway and arrived at about 2030. I'd prepared a spot a few days ago under a Norway Spruce about thirty feet from the bait site and left some peanuts, back around midday. If my scent was too fresh they probably wouldn't appear until well after dark.

 I was in luck tonight. The rain stayed away and a slight breeze was blowing gently down the bank towards me so I settled in to wait and promptly fell asleep. (That will give Martin a laugh) Luckily I woke up about fifteen minutes later just in time to witness the arrival of a Badger and although it was getting dark there was still enough light to get a few shots.

I quietly left at 2110 without seeing a Pine Marten and left the Badger to its feast.

For those interested in the technicalities these two images were 1/8th second at F5 and ISO 1600.

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