As my last Gardenwatch post was so popular, I decided to share some more videos with you.
The blackbirds love using the homemade birdbath (an old roasting tin!). While the blackbirds use the birdbath for bathing and drinking, I’ve noticed that the other garden birds only tend to use it for drinking. The squirrels enjoy using it too. Occasionally, they try to use it at the same time!
I moved the camera up to the top of the garden to see if I could catch where the hedgehog was coming through from next door. While I did capture a couple of short videos of the hedgehog, it seems that a magpie wasn’t too happy about the camera. Sound on for this one!
A couple of weeks ago, I moved the camera to the other end of the garden. I wasn’t sure what it would capture there. Neighbours’ cats often pass by, and this little beauty was interested in a hole in the garden. He was probably hoping a mouse would pop out!
Another neighbour’s cat passed through the garden one night and discovered a couple of hedgehogs. Thankfully, he left the hedgehogs alone and carried on through without bothering them.
I then discovered we had not two but three hedgehogs in the garden. One is obviously a little bit territorial!
One of the hedgehogs that visits the garden has quite distinctive markings, so its easy to distinguish from the other hedgehogs.
The squirrel is a regular visitor to the garden, often making its way here from the chestnut trees in the field behind the garden.
I love watching the hedgehogs in the garden, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the camera. The hedgehogs now tend to appear between midnight and 3.30am when the temperature is at its coolest.
This poor little hedgehog just wanted to be left alone. I’ve noticed the little one tends to rest a lot after having something to eat. Hedgehogs don’t have good eyesight, so I’m sure the larger hedgehog wasn’t trying to annoy the little one on purpose.
I’m so glad I got the wildlife camera. It’s been interesting finding out what goes on in the garden when I’m not looking. I’m thinking of moving the camera again, but I’ve got to work out where.
Have you got a wildlife camera in your garden?