Friday, 20 April 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Hedgehog Visits

This is one night's recording of Hedgehogs visiting the garden, speeded up. I have taken to scattering their dried mealworms and crushed unsalted peanuts instead of putting them in a dish so there is room for more than one to eat at the same time. On that evening there were a pair - but not for sharing food.

This is the normal speed recording of the meeting. I see the male hasn't improved his chat up line. It is still a question of barging in to make the female aware of his presence. I think he quickly got fed up with getting a face full of spines:

Great Tits:
I could see at least three eggs in the nest box today. Mrs GT is still bringing in soft nesting material to line the nest. During the day she spends long periods out of the nest, usually covering the eggs before she leaves. That makes sure the eggs don't get too warm and start incubating too soon. Full time roosting will start when they are all laid. Last year there were six eggs. She does spend the night in the box.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.


  1. He's certainly a charmer in that second clip John lol

    1. He must have ended up with a sore nose Keith.


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