Wildlife on Video

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My Autumn Video 
- some of the footage from this video was shown on BBC 2's AutumnWatch last year!


My Spring Video


Trail Camera footage



Interview-style Videos



Bird-box Footage



Trailer for Cornish Wildlife Episode being released at the end of the summer.
CLICK HERE.


My Trail Camera

At the beginning of 2013 I bought a ProStalk trail camera off the HandyKam website. I trailed it in my garden before setting it up in a mainly coniferous woodland adjacent to my back garden. I did this twice over a period of around a month. I captured foxes, a badger, lots of pheasants, hares and other more common species. 



Here is my next camera position, i will leave my camera like this for 1 week and then see what footage I have got! Hopefully I will get some more interesting animals such as badgers and foxes which have been seen in these woods!!


16/04/13- My trail camera is still out in the woods!
17/04/13 - Still out in the woods!
18/04/13 - Still there!
19/04/13 - A bit rainy today but it's still out there!
20/04/13 - Its been a lovely day today and I'm very excited about retrieving my trail camera tomorrow!
21/04/13 - I've just retrieved my trail camera and I have got some outstanding footage! Here is the youtube link to the video:



14/05/14 - Not used my trail camera for a while. I've placed it in the coniferous wood near the back of my garden! Last year I got some amazing footage of badgers, foxes, squirrels and loads more so I hope I'll get some more great footage this attempt. I am planning on leaving it out there until the weekend after this one. Fingers crossed! 

28/5/14 - I retrieved my trail camera a few days ago and I've captured some great footage of a fox foraging for food! I've also got the usual species such as pheasant and pigeon, but also some mice-like rodents which is new! I will be putting together the footage and uploading it to youtube soon…

17/08/14 - This time I decided to change the location of my trail camera. It is now in a more mature, deciduous wood about a 10 minute walk from my house. I have never put the camera in there before so it will be very exciting to see what I capture. I made sure to camouflage the camera so it attracted the least amount of attention from the wildlife (and humans!).





I left the camera in the woods for around a month, giving it plenty of time to let the animals get used to it. I did check on it to make sure everything was still in place about 2 weeks in. I didn't want to make to many visits as my scent could put off the animals from coming close to the camera.



Here are some screenshots of the footage I captured!

Muntjac Deer 

Muntjac Deer

Red Fox

Red Fox

Below are 5 clips showing some of the footage I captured, including lots of foxes and even muntjac deer!



















Day Out to Donna Nook:
Donna Nook is a point on the low-lying coast of Lincolnshire, England, north of the village of North Somercotes. The area is salt marsh, and is used by a number of Royal Air Force bases in Lincolnshire for bombing practice. 

The coastline is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. The Grey Seal population return to breed from October to December every year. In 2007, the seal colony had its best breeding season on record, with about 1,194 pups born to the 3,500 resident grey seal colony.


Female Grey Seal


Bulls and Cows Basking in the Sun

Grey Seal Pup



Grey seals are Britain's biggest land mammal - the males are two metres in length and weigh in at a massive 300 kilograms, roughly the weight of two Sumo wrestlers.
An encounter with a seal at Donna Nook is almost guaranteed because this is effectively a seal maternity hospital.
When autumn turns into winter hundreds of Grey Seals start hauling themselves onto the sand banks on the Lincolnshire coast to give birth to their pups.

It is a magnificent sight to witness the birth of a Grey Seal Pup in the heat and exposure of the day, when they normally give birth in the darkness  of night! But for the first time in some of the rangers lives at Donna Nook, we captured that spectacular! Here it is:
 Video Link (To My Youtube Channel, WildlifeByBilly)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0_NQJVOXR4











It was such a magnificent day at Donna Nook and i would advise anyone interested to go!
To finish off i have an interview with one of the most experienced rangers at Donna Nook:

How long have you been working at Donna Nook?
Oh, well... around 30 years!

Do you ever grow attached to the seals?
Oh! No! well, i do as a group but not as individuals!

Do you enjoy your job?
Yes, enormastly! Its Great and such fun!

Have you ever been interviewed before?
No, Never before! But i very much enjoyed it! 

Link to the official Donna Nook Webpage:

http://lincstrust.org.uk/reserves/nr/reserve.php?mapref=15

Here is the link to a wonderful short 4 minute video showing our experience at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire! We spent no more than 2 hours and we got some amazing footage, even the birth of a new born grey seal pup! I don't want to spoil it for you so....... enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe and visit my blog at wildlifeonfilm.blogspot.co.uk or email me at wildlifeonfilm@gmail.com!

Filming by: Billy Stockwell
Narrating by: Tom Fowkes
Editing by: Billy Stockwell

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One of my friends got some outstanding footage of Juvenile and Adult blackbirds with some amazing close up footage! if you want to view this footage click on the link below!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L38Nrr00RZQ 

Enjoy!! 


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There is nothing better than a long walk in a crisp winter morning! And thats why we went to a Nottinghamshire Country Park, we got some interesting footage of ducks, dogs and lots more! To watch some of the best footage click on the link below! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1C2B_qn6FI

Here are just a few pictures from the park :)









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On the 20th of January 2013, I set out to Bradgate Park to start filming a series consisting of 4 episodes! It was a very cold day out and I was glad to be home at the end! We got some great footage however it did take a while to capture a small amount of footage of the deer as they were all hiding in the woods for shelter in the biting snow!

Red deer are the largest British land mammal.  They are descended from the stags and hinds that crossed from Europe after the Ice Age.  From Saxon times hunting rights were granted to the English Nobles and tracts of land were fenced to capture some of the wild deer.  Bradgate was “enclosed” with a timber pale boundary circa 1240.

It is now the only remaining enclosed medieval deer park in the East Midlands which still retains much of its original form.

Fallow deer, which were brought to Britain by the Romans, would have been introduced to Bradgate soon after the Park was “enclosed” and well before the time of Lady Jane Grey.

Bradgate Park’s red and fallow deer are some of the finest herds of parkland deer in the country.  The average number of deer kept at Bradgate is some 370 – there are slightly more fallow than red deer.

Fallow Deer

The adult Fallow Deer bucks are prized for their ornamental value in deer parks.  The Fallow is unique amongst deer in having many colour varieties.

Fallow Bucks spend most of the year in separate all male groups away from the female herds.  They come together during the autumn breeding season when the bucks move into the traditional rutting areas and attract and hold a group of female does in an area known as a “rutting stand” and fight to keep off would be contenders.  The rut starts in October and subsides in early November when the buck groups slowly reform.

Fallow deer give birth to a single spotted fawn (twins are a rarity) in late May/early June.  The young Fawns are suckled by the mother for some seven months.

Bucks typically carry flattened antlers (or blades).  Every year these are shed in the early spring and new antlers are grown from April through to June.  By August the antlers are fully formed, ready for use in the rut and the bucks carry them through the winter and into the following spring.

The new antler growth is initially covered with a soft ‘velvet’ skin which is ‘frayed off’ by September.

Red Deer

The Red Deer Stags also form separate herds for much of the year, when they live apart from the females and young.  These bachelor groups break up once the velvet has been cleaned off their antlers and they begin to establish their breeding territories.  They make themselves attractive and impressive by wallowing in mud.

The magnificent antlers, which the stags carry is formed entirely of bone and is grown in a period of only four months.  Each year the multi pointed antlers are shed in March and new ones grown again, often larger than before.

The Red Deer are more aggressive than the Fallow in defending their rutting stands and some fearsome conflicts between rival stags often ensue.

The female herd is lead by an adult Hind and also will include the young Red deer calves and some of the yearling males.

The young, a single calf, is born in late May/early June




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I have just set up a feeder cam! This is to capture birds eating on my feeders and to monitor their favourite seeds/foods! I put it out for only 15 minutes today and i got some great footage of tits! The great tit, blue tit, coal tit and even long-tailed tits which are keen suet lovers! Here is a video of some of the best footage i got:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFHcvwBz7lo




My homemade woodpecker feeder has gone down a storm! In the first few days I saw a woodpecker on it but didn't have enough time to get my camera! However, as I was filming a goldfinch it came back! So here is some footage of my bird feeders:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-qv7MBrqGQ


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