Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday at the Flicks - Night Activity, Chaffinch, Wren

There is usually plenty of Hedgehog activity most nights. They don't stay for long on their travels and some may return several times. This is all the visits the camera captured a couple of nights ago, speeded up to keep the length and file size down.

A male Chaffinch sat on a tree next door singing in the sunshine. Some wind noise unfortunately.

When I took the still shots of the Wren building its nest in a roosting popcket I was also able to take some short pieces of video. You will have to look hard at times as only the beak can be seen. Sorry the last part was out of focus.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife where ever you are.


  1. Just in and happy to see this. Have you altered the light on the hedgehogs?
    The chaffinch is a super bit of film and as for the awren I'm green with envy.

  2. I got a kick out of watching the hedgehogs 'scurrying' with the video being sped up a bit. Lots of activity during the night! The male Chaffinch is a pretty fellow and seems happy amongst the spring buds. I like the way its back head feathers get blown about with the wind. How wonderful you were able to take video of the Wren as well! Such a sweet nest, just as if the roosting pocket was made for one. She's making sure it's all just so. Really enjoyed your Friday flicks :)

  3. It is good to see the hedgehogs looking so well especially after the freezing winter:)

  4. Very nice blog! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hello Adrian. No. Haven't altered the lighting. Maybe the hamster was turning the wheel faster lol.

  6. Hello Glo. Some nights there is a lot of activity, others have very little. It would be nice to know how many individuals there are.

    The entrance to the roosting pocket is tiny now. There must be about a four inch depth of moss in there.

  7. I was very surprised Helen. The hogs disappeared so early last year I was beginning to think there wouldn't be any this year.

  8. Thank you for visiting Mike and for the kind comment.


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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