15 November 2013

For once the cameras picked up something other than badgers: blackbirds. In the wild they often record anything but badgers (birds, rats, squirrels, foxes, deer, even mice). A little less activity than the previous night but some new dimensions to play were evident: the doubleback ambush when chasing and some neck biting and attempted mounting in play mating. Scent marking is a bit more pronounced.

Play mating The woods, blackbirds and a briefly frightened badger--after smelling the camera.