Week in the woods: Second week of July

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 21.07.2016 - 05:38

The familiar eleven-headed wild boar flock at the badger sett. At last the badger also showed up this week.  At the end of the video he is searching for small gravel here in the hazel coppice; in the spruce tops a nutcracker calls.

Author: Animal of the Year team

A week has once again passed in the forest. This time one of the badgers showed up at the sett. But its behaviour was not the same as before.  It seems that they are more permanently somewhere in a summer home and come here only to check things. The badger did not pay any attention to the entrances, just walked across the hill centre, past the camera. Likewise the wild boar flock who visited the sett did not pay any attention to the burrows. Probably the odours have dispersed. 

The wild boar piglets have grown much in the summer. In the rainy weather the ground is soft and pleasant for rooting. The food table is lavish. Of course above-ground parts of plants are also eaten  but the nourishing fattening food is hidden under the grass sward. The piglets are striped. It seems that they will be so for some time yet.

The offspring of the cranes is almost the size of the parents. On going to the badger sett their home copse is on our path. A classic family. Two parents and two young. One of the young moved from the barley field to hide in the forest and did not crawl under the cattle fence as before but made some flying movements and went over. The wings already seem to carry


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