Friday, 24 September 2010

Baby in a bowl

Another photo of the baby, again giving a nice idea of scale.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Baby and adult hedgehog

The new baby is still visiting, it seems (unless it's a different baby) and here in these photos you can get a better idea of its size when seen alongside an adult hedgehog.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Hogs on Tuesday night

As you can see in these pictures from Tuesday night, the garden is still busy with hedgehogs at times!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A new baby hedgehog

Look at who I saw out back tucking into the mealworms! It's another baby. It's hard to get an idea of scale in this photo, but this little hog is about the size of my hand.

I brought him inside quickly, just to make sure he was healthy. I hope he keeps coming back here to eat - he'll need to put on a lot of weight before hibernation time in just a couple of months.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Saturday, 11 September 2010

More baby hedgehogs and a busier Friday night than I expected

I believe that the hedgehog seen here on the left in these two "through the cat flap" photos is one of the babies from a few months ago. It's definitely a juvenile and its especially dark face make me wonder if it's the one I called Baby #2. So the little one on the right must be from a more recent batch of babies. They're going to need to fatten up over the next couple of months before hibernation.
I had been thinking these last few days that hedgehog visits were on the decrease, partly because I had noticed that food was being left uneaten. So, last night (as well as the cat flap photos) I put the infrared motion-detector camera out. Looking back at the resultant captures this morning showed that it had been a busy night after all, with perhaps more juveniles visiting that I'd have expected. Here follows a selection of the best of the night's captures:

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hedgehogs in September

I've not posted for a little while so I thought another update was due. The nights are getting longer now and the hedgehogs are appearing earlier each night. The first one arrives at around 8pm most nights. You'll notice that the above photo shows a different angle from usual. What happened was that I went to put the camera out, but there was an early hedgehog (pictured) already at the mealworms, so I put the camera down in a temporary position so as not to disturb it, then later on moved it to the usual tried and tested position. As you'll see from the rest of last night's photos, there are still a bunch of hedgehogs visiting, including a couple of the now not quite so small "babies".