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Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Hedgehog in the garden early yesterday morning - too late for the calci worms.
First I've seen in years, although there's occasional, er, evidence of their visits.
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So I bought some hedgehog food and put the bowl under a slab supported by two bricks...
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Fox thought it was a trap, and left well alone. Local cat wasn't deterred. Grrrr!
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Nor was woodmouse afraid.

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Of course, pretty much as expected, badger didn't bother to try and get his/her head under the slab, just dragged the bowl out.
Might have eaten the slugs, you fussy beggar!
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So my task for today is to create a hedgehog-only feeding station.
Hope it comes back, or it'll be a waste of time and materials!
 

deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
Hedgehog in the garden early yesterday morning - too late for the calci worms.
First I've seen in years, although there's occasional, er, evidence of their visits.
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So I bought some hedgehog food and put the bowl under a slab supported by two bricks...
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Fox thought it was a trap, and left well alone. Local cat wasn't deterred. Grrrr!
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Nor was woodmouse afraid.

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Of course, pretty much as expected, badger didn't bother to try and get his/her head under the slab, just dragged the bowl out.
Might have eaten the slugs, you fussy beggar!
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So my task for today is to create a hedgehog-only feeding station.
Hope it comes back, or it'll be a waste of time and materials!

It looks like you're feeding them baked beans!
 

Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Lacking suitable timber, and remembering some dressed york stone and cornish slate stored down the side of the house after demolishing an old fireplace, a rudimentary hedgehog feeding station took shape in about 10 minutes. Time will tell if it's used.
Placed on some spare ground near the pond for drinks after the dry food.

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Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Lacking suitable timber, and remembering some dressed york stone and cornish slate stored down the side of the house after demolishing an old fireplace, a rudimentary hedgehog feeding station took shape in about 10 minutes. Time will tell if it's used.
Placed on some spare ground near the pond for drinks after the dry food.

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Update: partial success. No hedgehog, but badger investigated, got its head inside, then lifted its head, banged it on the roof and fled in fear.
Came back and had a look, but didn't try again. The slate is very heavy, but I may need to lay another slab across it to add yet more weight.
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Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
We were walking through a wood in a remote part of Herefordshire this afternoon. Ten yards away, on a small horizontal branch , sat nine tiny blue tits, all lined up in a row huddled together. A lovely sight.
 

nickyboy

Norven Mankey
The high moors in the Peak District are usually the environment for specialists like Red Grouse, Curlew etc. I've been surprised to hear two Reed Buntings singing in marshy areas at about 1,000ft altitude. Surprising but I guess not totally unexpected as they are quite hardy.

What was totally unexpected was a singing Sedge Warbler, also at about 1,000ft altitude in a marshy spot. I don't recall ever hearing one other than in the river valleys around here. Maybe it was just passing through. I'll have to listen out for it again.
 
saw a nice owl last night riding in the forest. I got fairly close but as I was taking my cell phone out it flew from one branch to another further away. I followed it with my wide angle helmet camera & when it landed again I could only capture some frames of video. it's at the top right of the frames. sitting on a branch then flying away
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