Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A bit of stealth

I was just ready to go to bed when I saw a Badger arrive on the patio. I took a couple of pictures through the glass window, but neither were great, each showing a bit of reflection.

The Badger, and I'm not sure if it was an old friend or not, seemed very content and I gently unlocked the door. He certainly heard the noise and stopped and looked for a couple of seconds, before continuing to eat. I slowly slid the door open enough to get my camera through the gap. As can be seen above he carried on feeding, not even reacting to the flash.

I watched him until he'd finished and he really didn't seem to be aware of me just five feet away. He was a hefty lump. I think that they put on weight to get them through the harder times during winter.


Marc Heath said...

Lovely shots Tony, must be great having these in the garden, very jealous!!

Eagleseagles said...

Tony - I am so jealous!

Great photo's and what a wonderful visitor to your garden!