Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Introducing the bowl hog!

Here's my second hedgehog video from Pembrokeshire. As you will see the picture quality is a marked improvement on yesterday's video. This was achieved by the extremely high-tech method of sticking a couple of pieces of black electrical tape over half of the infrared LEDs on the trail camera!

Note how when the second hedgehog comes along the first sits in the food bowl and hogs it! It was just as well I also scattered some mealworms on the ground for the other hog (which also encourages more activity for the purposes of the video).

Ahh... it's good to be back blogging about hedgehogs and showing my videos and photos.

Monday, 30 May 2011

The first hedgehog video from our Pembrokeshire garden

As you will notice from the first sequence in this video we have hedgehogs, plural! So, we have at least two. I wonder how much of a population there is here?

Apologies for the lack of quality - I'm getting that old infrared glare problem again which is usual when setting up the trail camera somewhere new for the first time.

Friday, 27 May 2011

The hog's back again

Look who's back. I'm sure this is the same individual that I saw on Tuesday night because of the colouration.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

My first Pembrokeshire hedgehog!

I can't tell you how pleased I am to see another of my spiky friends at long last. I was thinking I wouldn't get to see a hog down here, what with the number of badgers locally. One or two neighbours, however, had mentioned that they had seen hedgehogs and so I persevered in putting food and water out just on the off-chance that a hog might come this way. The food has been disappearing over the last couple of weeks, and I believed I saw some hog poo recently. But tonight I went out to put some mealworms down and I saw this little fellow. I took a couple of quick photos and then left it alone. I don't think these countryside hedgehogs are quite as used to people as those in the town where I used to live.