Just a couple of shots from recent trips up to the farm.
I had found a few weeks ago that I didn't need to go up after dark to see them around - middle of the afternoon on a Sunday worked as well
Anyway, took the opportunity to pop along a couple of evenings for the 7 to 10pm shift to catch them as dusk approached and hopefully get a few more. There may be a lot around in the day but they are really twitchy and don't stay still far long. To date I haven't bothered trying to bait them, just picked off the ones that make themselves available.
First picture was from last night, there were 2 more but they ended up in positions where I couldn't retrieve them (down holes, under partitions). Of the 5 only one was taking after it got dark enough to swap to the photon on the S410, the rest were taken with the TDR. One was actually outside the barn, under the cows feeding trough, the rest were all in the barn, in and around the mountains of pallets, grain bags, reclaimed stonework etc that the estate has stored in there.
The second was from last week. Again one missing but that was because it was the first one I shot so I left it where it was, half under partition. About 20 minutes later I noticed its tail moving oddly. Bit strange as I knew it was dead. As I watched it was dragged out of sight, presumably by a neighbour
I didn't go looking for it later....
Much bigger ones that day, the size 12 is added for scale, just glad the shovel was there!
There are still plenty more where these came from so there will be a few more trips up there yet.