Watch this great video of badgers feeding

Local Patch Reporter Jonathan Proud captures footage of young badgers feeding in daylight.

Badgers feeding

“Most of my badger watching is done in total darkness, but ‘my’ badger cubs are now emerging at about 8.30pm – a great opportunity to get colour video. One evening I sat filming with my SLR near the peanuts I’d scattered. The cubs came out one by one, and by 9.30pm all six of them and an adult were in a scrum within 3m of me. I had to sit completely still – not easy when mosquitoes are eating your ankles.”



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BBC Wildlife wanted to find a new way to share some of our readers’ natural-history diaries with other wildlife enthusiasts, and Local Patch Reporters was born. 

Our 20 Local Patch Reporters for 2014 are aged from 10 to 64 and live from Dorset in the south to Shetland in the north.

Throughout this year they will be exploring and reporting on nature in their neighbourhood via online blogs.

Jonathan Proud is a Local Patch Reporter from Yorkshire. 

Jonathan's nature patch: East Yorkshire, around Pocklington. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) reserve at Allerthorpe Common and others in the area.

Jonathan's wildlife aims for 2014: To continue photographing the local badgers, as well as brown hares, foxes, roe deer, otters and water voles. I also want to plant more tansy plants to help conservation of the endangered tansy beetle, and continue to maintain a stretch of the River Ouse that I ‘adopted’ last year, keeping it free of Himalayan balsam.

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