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Hi Nic,

I am probably being a bit paranoid; I just wish it would rain so the badgers can get busy digging up worms. I set three cameras up last night on the entrance/exit points, one takes terrible videos, but it does trigger reliably. Two hedgehogs were recorded – one with the cross on its back – which were different to the one the night before who had three ticks on his left ear. The owls were calling in the background and one hedgehog seemed particularly wary; an expert has now confirmed that they are young tawny owls begging for food, so at least we have some babies. Apparently it’s been a tough breeding season for tawny owls, so that’s some good news at least. It could partly explain why the hedgehogs are keeping a low profile, with so many young mouths to feed. Also, there does seem to be a lot of natural food around at the moment, I have never seen so many flying insects and creepy crawlies on the videos. Still haven’t got a clue what that strange object is in the video, perhaps it’s those mini aliens abducting our hedgehogs…