Thursday, 3 March 2011

Hungry Hedgehog

H continues to visit the feeding area several times every night. This from one of last night's captures from the video camera:

At the moment s/he has all the food to itself as I haven't seen any others about. The dish has kibbled peanut, crushed unsalted peanuts and dried raisins. Also available is a dish of water.

The Great Tit continues to use the nest box as a roost every night and most days I spot both birds making a brief visit during daylight hours.


  1. One happy Hedgehog John! If it is as cold there as it is here I should think it will go back into hibernation, actually it does seem quite early to be out of hibernation anyway.

  2. Hi John, lovely little video! I haven`t seen any sign of our hedgehogs returning yet, I am putting out dried mealworms though, just in case!
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  3. Hello Jan. I am sure it is as cold here. Just 3C at 2pm when we went for our walk. Looking round the 'net it seems early March can be a starting point for them to wake though it does seem a tad on the cold side to me.

    I see that Twosie has had one visiting recently:

  4. Thank you John. Over the past couple of years I have tried to improve the results from that camera. H took me by surprise as I wasn't expecting to see any before the end of the month.

  5. John you are good at this.
    I'm thinking of remote badger shots. I know of a big sett. Is flash harmful? The best owl pictures use flash but I am wary.........could blind the poor mights.

  6. Flatter you are Adrian.

    This looks a useful site to answer you question

  7. Hi John, yes, your hedgie certainly looks to be enjoying all the food you put out.

    A second one has turned up tonight here. They really have started to emerge really early this year.

  8. Hello Twosie. I see from searching the 'net that it is not unknown for some to be up and about in early March though it is far from being warm here.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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