Posted 1 day 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 1 day ago

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

Posted 1 day 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 1 day ago

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

Posted 4 days ago

We have arrived!

Posted 1 week ago

The little weasel I found when out moving the fleshly roe deer. The back of its’ braincase is soft so I’m guessing it’s broken.

Posted 1 week ago

I’m usually pretty good at taking supplies with me on walks but occasionally I don’t and it’s usually those times that I find something, luckily this time I improvised.

A couple of weeks ago I went out for a walk with only one plastic bag and ended up finding a fox and a common gull. The fox I left as I only had a small bag which meant I was able to bring the gull back that I found later unfortunately because the gull was wet the water seeped through the bag soaking my rucksack. I really should have learnt my lesson then. I went back a couple of days later to collect the fox and ended up finding the bones of a carrion crow nearby, so it wasn’t to bad.

The same sort of thing happened today too. I decided to go back and move the fleshly roe deer from yesterday and on the way home I decided to go a slightly different way and ended up finding a dead weasel. But it does always help to be prepared (I think i’ll keep my roll of bin bags in the side pocket of my bag from now on).

Posted 1 week ago

Found the rest of the deer a couple of 100 metres away from where I found the skull. I never took any bags with me on my walk as I wasn’t expecting to find anything luckily I found a bucket nearby which I used to carry the bones home. Think I really need to keep bags with at all times as I never know what I might find.

Posted 1 week ago

The beautiful roe buck I found yesterday.

Posted 1 week ago

Found this roe deer only a few minutes from my house. Not sure how it died, my only guess is that someones dog got it as it was in the middle of some grass near a footpath. Might go back tomorrow and remove the head then move the rest of him to a better place to rot down.