2020 Hoggies & earlybirds on my garden trailcam!

  • Fabulous Wendy, two hoggies and it's only March. I saw one crossing a field fairly near here last week, it was daytime and shouldn't have been out probably but it was a good size and seemed to be making it's way across to a hedge not far away so hopefully it was healthy.

    Lot to learn

  • Great to see two hoggies, you're going to need an extension if they grow any bigger lol

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:
    I saw one crossing a field fairly near here last week, it was daytime and shouldn't have been out probably but it was a good size and seemed to be making it's way across to a hedge not far away so hopefully it was healthy.

    Bit too early to be a Mum out foraging for food for youngsters which is the only good reason I know for Hoggie to be out in daylight Gaynor!

    Hedgehog Bottom Berkshire clinic says ...***The Hedgehog is out during the dayHedgehogs are nocturnal animals, sleeping during the day and foraging for food late evening through to early morning. If they are out during the day there MAY be a problem. If it seems to have a purpose and is going somewhere, or has a mouthful of leaves, it is probably fine. Otherwise a hedgehog found out during daylight should be restrained in a box or cage, INDOORS, then call a rescue for advice.***

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • It was over a hedge Wendy so I stood and watched it walk steadily across towards the hedge I was behind, seemed to be steady enough and not slow and wobbly. I looked around the area the next day and couldn't see any sign of it so fingers crossed. I have taken in a couple of hedgies to a local lady who tries her best, she is miles away from me so don't know about the travelling now, I wonder if they would consider it an emergency if anyone were on a rescue mission. I feel guilty now going out for a loaf of bread:-)

    Lot to learn

  • Am sure it would have been quite wobbly if ill Gaynor, please don 't feel guilty ... you have to eat!

    Just found this so possibly there are many others ... www.cuanwildliferescue.org.uk/

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Cheers Wendy, I have had a quick look at that link and bookmarked it for future reference.

    Lot to learn

  • Was very surprised & pleased to discover footage showing my female gathering materials to make a nest in the box ... there was a great deal of coming & going over the two nights plus some bashing & dislodging of cam view ... the bag for life you see being 'half-inched' is the one which covered the extension lead & plugs ... wonder they still worked after cos it rained a lot ... I had to remove this bag from the box & filled in the gap with fresh straw, box was full to the lid by end of second night  ...