Posted 1 day ago

thepottersfield:

sittaeuropaea:

My finds from today.

NICE! Where on earth did you find all this?!

Around where I live there’s a lot of hill sheep farms which means lots of dead sheep that go unfound hence why I have so many sheep skulls. There’s also a couple of farms that raise pheasants for shooting so the farmers shoot foxes as pest control as they take pheasants etc. Around the couple of the woods where they raise the birds there are a few places where they leave the foxes that have been shot so I just go and collect the bones. 

There’s a container in one of the woods and the farmer dumps the foxes on top of the container. Two of the foxes are from there and the other three where found under some bushes near a road. I believe that they where probably another dump as all three where within about a metre of each other.

The rest of the pieces where just picked up along the walk, like the pigeons feathers from a sparrowhawk kill, pheasant and partridge bones from casualties of foxes, some skulls from owl pellets and a random deer scapula that I found next to the path.

Posted 1 day ago

Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Posted 1 day ago

Why won’t tumblr let me create a photo post, all I want to do is post photos from Oxford and the Vulture Culture meetup.

Posted 2 days ago

mydeadthingsdiary:

sittaeuropaea:

My finds from today.

This is amazing and I would happily purchase one of those foxes o.o Also, that’s a really clean sheep skull in the lower right? xD

I might sell one of the foxes once I’ve cleaned it up, though I have no idea how much I’d sell it for.
The sheep skull is from a lamb that was added to the rot pile about 2 months ago. It’s quite misleading as it looks clean but most of its brain is still intact.

Posted 2 days ago

My finds from today.

Posted 6 days ago

Oxford Roadkill.
Sadly all a bit to damaged to collect and a bit difficult to take home to Scotland. The second badger was a beauty but lots of broken bones and quiet bloody. We will be checking on the badgers next time we’re down and hopefully the first one will still be there as it’s tucked in from the road.

Posted 6 days ago

Found this random pheasant foot under some feathers at the side of the road. Brought it home to salt.

Posted 6 days ago

NHM, UK VC meetup!

mydeadthingsdiary:

Caught a train from Slough [x] to Paddington, meeting up with bonemonger and sittaeuropaea and travelled via the underground.

We got to London NHM, queued to get in and arrived in the main Dino hall, meeting Minty who was already there. [x] Waiting next to the Glyptodon (an ancient…

Such a great day and what a great description of the days events. I’ll be posting my photos once I’m home tomorrow.

Posted 6 days ago

I’ve collected so many feathers while I’ve been in Oxford. Mostly pheasant, woodpigeon and snipe.

Posted 1 week ago

We have arrived!