Since putting rather more than just 'left-overs' outside our kitchen window for our feathered friends , we had become intrigued by evidence of earth work which seemed just a little too deep for birds to have done (even for Percy, our resident pheasant, who is shown below with some of his harem). So, we assumed that members of the local fox population may have been responsible.
Some of the excavation work can be seen in the foreground and, last night, the puzzle was solved when we discovered that we have been visited by a pair of badgers. Now, I know that they're not too popular with the farming community - but, we're not a farm; so, we feel rather fortunate to have been added to their 'places of interest'. In addition to scavenging for food, they spent quite a long time preening and cleaning themselves. Fortunately, we have a night-vision camera focused on the 'feeding area' and my wife, in particular, spent ages watching them. If I can work out how to take a photo of them, I'll try to feature them on this blog - sometime.