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Hi Simbo65,

Sorry to hear your sad news, any sign of Cyclopsina yet, is there any chance that she could be nursing hoglets?

I try not to identify the hogs that visit our garden now, because so many of them disappear, but some of them, like cyclopsina, you just can’t help but recognise. We have a small male that has been a regular visitor for over two years now named Draco, most of the other males will disappear for months at a time or not return at all, so I shall be very sad if he goes A.W.O.L.

It’s not just the hedgehogs that tug at the heartstrings either, we had a pair of tawny owls living close by which you could hear calling to each other most nights and who successfully reared young last year. I had been monitoring them since last August as part of a BTO survey, then one night in March my son arrived home from work having spotted a dead tawny owl at the side of the road a couple a streets away, we haven’t heard one since…very, very sad. 🙁

Twelve hoglets Nic, that’s good to hear, hopefully it should be a good year for them this year too, they certainly shouldn’t be short of food with all this rain.