Yesterday we left out more and late into the evening I regularly checked to see if they had disappeared. After some late night TV watching I looked again and could hear some tell-tale rustling in the lane. Quickly gathering torch and camera we retired upstairs with fingers crossed. Sure enough as I took up position from the bedroom window, the dark shape of a badger could be seen below, munching on the peanuts!
Remembering from a Johnny Kingdom wildlife programme that badgers are not disturbed by torch light from above, perhaps thinking it to be light from the moon, I flicked the beam on and was relieved to see the wonderful creature was undisturbed in his late night feasting.
And so, with a little jiggery-pokery involving torch and estimates at manual focus lengths, I managed to capture the pictures below as the adult badger continued to feed.
A terrific experience and one that I can no doubt continue to enjoy if I keep up the peanut regime, though the need for sleep may make the watching a purely weekend activity.