Spring spikes.

On Monday night I set my trail camera up in my garden for one of the first times since last Autumn when the hedgehogs went into hibernation. When I had set it up a few times over the past few weeks I had no luck and the hogs were obviously still in hibernation but last night I managed to record the first one for Spring 2o14. Over the next few weeks I hope to get the old Autumn visitors coming back so I can record them on my trail camera. Here are two of the videos which I recorded, In one of the videos the hedgehog is doing some very unusual behavior and in the other he is eating a mixture of the dried dog food and meal worms which I left out. On Tuesday morning before I collected my camera I also had a magpie visiting which I captured on camera.

magpie

 

Is it a fox? No it’s a mouse!

On Sunday night I decided to set my trail camera up around a local nature reserve in the hope of recording foxes. I know there are foxes in the area as I’ve seen and heard them here in the past, so I set my trail camera up and put some dry dog food down. This was the second time in the last few days I’d set it in this area but the first time I had no luck. When I returned the next morning all the food had gone and as soon as I got there my dog, Max, started to roll around in the area in front of the camera so I was pretty certain foxes had been there through the night. But when I looked at what I had recorded I hadn’t recorded anything but a mouse! I’m not sure If it’s a field or wood mouse as the quality isn’t very good and he’s so small. To have not recorded foxes I think my camera had obviously stopped working at some point in the night but I’ll be back soon for some fox footage!

Here’s some of the videos I got of the mouse:

A return of the badgers!

Last Saturday night I returned to the badgers sett where I have recorded badgers in the past. The badgers which I recorded were the same ones I recorded many times last year and which featured on BBC Autumnwatch. At this time of the year the badgers are becoming more active and the young cubs are starting to emerge from the sett in the next few weeks. In the near future I hope to record the badger cubs around at this sett when they come out around late April and early May which I’m really looking forward too! At the most I recorded two different badgers however they weren’t as active as the ones I recorded last Autumn. Here is the footage that I got and there will be lots more to come over the next few weeks!

 

You can see some of the footage that I recorded last year here – https://georgiaswildlifewatch.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/best-badger-footage-yet/