Very variable weather here yesterday. Bright start soon followed by light rain followed by cool winds all day. During the periods of sunshine Bobby made the most of it and lazed on the lawn with an occasional back rubbing session followed by a good shake all over.
Just before bedtime Bobby again heard our spiky friend only this time there were two. Of course by the time I had a camera ready they would only show a pair of posteriors.
I waited a while but they stayed in ostrich mode with their heads hidden from view. Later, after I had finished clearing up indoors, I nipped out for another look. I could hear such a loud snuffling and it took a while to trace it. It was one, or both, hedgehogs sniffing and rooting around on the other side of the fence. I could see both amongst the weeds.
For a couple of nights I had put down a tray with some peanuts behind the shed but they were untouched. On both occasions we had seen the hedgehogs they were under the bird feeders no doubt gathering the scatterings of marauding Starlings.
Tonight I will try leaving a bit of dog food in a bowl under the feeders and see if they eat that. They had better get to it before Bobby does.
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