One evening earlier this month, we caught a fleeting glimpse of a hedgehog visiting the garden. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted for my birthday – A wildlife camera! It was promptly ordered and arrived soon after. I couldn’t wait to set it up!
The first problem was deciding where to put the camera. I was hoping to catch photos and videos of the garden birds, as well as the prickly visitor. After much umming and ahhing, I decided to put it by the plant pots underneath the bird tables. I knew the hedgehog passed by there and I was sure the birds hopped about there too.
The wildlife camera did not disappoint! Within an hour, the hedgehog had popped by for a visit to fill its belly and the birds had been hopping about too. The camera also caught the hedgehog returning for a midnight snack. Thankfully, the hedgehog seemed unbothered by the camera.
One of the blackbirds had a good nose at the camera while collecting material, but didn’t seem too bothered by it.
The not-so-little baby blackbird certainly looks big enough to feed itself, but it spends much of its time insisting that its parents feed it! I’ve seen it chasing its mother around the garden wanting to be fed.
Squirrels also regularly visit the garden, so sometimes the birds have to wait their turn!
One of the sparrows, however, kept pecking at the camera, much to my annoyance! So after that, I decided to move the camera.
The camera’s current position won’t capture the hedgehog’s visits, but it does capture the blackbirds taking a bath! They seem to have great fun in the water.
I’ve only had the wildlife camera a couple of weeks so far, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s fun to see who’s been visiting the garden, especially if a new visitor pops up!