Over the last couple of months I’ve been keeping busy filming the landscapes, weather and wildlife of my local area of the North Norfolk coast. The film below is the result, the first part of a four part series documenting the year on the coast.
It’s included a few surprises for me such as finding a badger sett with a rare erythritic (white) badger, seeing gulls ice-skate (actually it’s more slipping over than skating) and filming a tear roll down the face of a canada goose. Not to mention a male hare flexing his little hare-maker in preparation for spring (you need a sharp eye to spot that in the film!)
Using three wildlife camera traps (also known as Trailcams) at various spots along the coast I have found a thriving nocturnal community of rabbits, foxes, roe deer, mice, muntjac and of course the amazing badgers – the plan was just to use the cameras to work out good places to try to film some of these animals with the ‘proper’ camera in the summer with the lighter evenings but some of the footage has been so interesting I’ve included it in this film.
It’s been great to get out with the cameras over this long, miserable winter although I haven’t ventured too far from home, I look forward to the lockdown easing and being able to travel further along the coast road and visit the beautiful beaches of Wells & Holkham again soon.
So here’s the film, Spring is virtually here and I can’t wait!