The grass meadow paths are a favourite with the badgers,
as well as their well trodden ash paths,
passing over in to the farmer's field for a bit of straw for their bedding.
Although they are usually a dusk and dawn sighting, we have seen a mother and 2 cubs at 3 p.m. in early summer, meandering home.
What else you might see:-
Hare- Pops up all over the woodland. Roe deer (Seen regularly in groups up to four.) Fox ( also seen with the cub in her mouth.) Grey squirrel.
3 types of bat. Birds:-
Buzzard, sparrowhawk, peregrine falcon, http://twitter.com/VisitBritain/status/294428139969462272/photo/1
Treecreeper, green woodpecker, long eared owl, lapwing, oystercatchers, yellowhammer,
song thrush, robin, dunnock, magpie, blackbird, chaffinch, great tit, coal tit and blue tit,
linnet (nests in front garden), woodpigeon, goldfinch, greenfinch, pied wagtail on the cottage roof,
Swallow and swifts in summer, fieldfare and redwing in winter.
Curlew in the field in front of the front garden, common gull, geese, the odd skylark.
Pheasant nest each year and several young can be seen following mum up the grassy path to the far away orchid meadow.
December, we've seen 2 pairs of bullfinch and some long tailed tits. Butterflies and moths. Bugs and insects:-
Dragonflies, beetles, ants, worms...
Dormant Hawthorn shield bug spotted December 2009 Pandas at Edinburgh zoo