Saturday, 10 September 2011


What a birding, week Baird's Sandpiper, Buff Breasted Sandpiper and Pectorals seen in West Cornwall and I missed it. The family, with the new addition, spent  four days in Centre Parks at Longleat. It was my first experience of Centre Parks and we had a great time. The site is located in Longleat Forest with Plenty of Grey Squirrels (  vermin to some)and the usual woodland birds such as Coal Tits, Great  Tits, Blue Tits, Woodpeckers and Tawny Owls. The highlight was a Badger family visiting our patio area in the late evening, with only the double glazing of the patio door between us and the Badgers we had really close views, at one point there were five together feeding on  peanuts,


  1. We don't have badgers here. Amazing creature.

  2. Lovely images of the badgers they are hard to photograph but have enjoyed seeing these photos.

  3. I agree with Anthony,lucky you.
    Would love to photograph one of these.

  4. Well done Sam, great picutres. How Lucky?