I continue to really enjoy putting the trailcam out - you never know what you're going to pick up. Yesterday evening I placed it by a tributary of the Western Yar River on Afton Marsh and retrieved it 24 hours later. There wasn't much footage on it....but there was a fascinating story:
A Wood Mouse turns up and has a sniff around. Later a black Cat appeared and, tragically for the Wood Mouse, managed to snaffle it up. Considering that it must be pitch-black, it shows just what amazing hunters cats can be!
A third mammal had shown up earlier....yup, you've guessed it - a Brown Rat! :-)