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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings 23 February 2023 Hedgehog visitors are back. Reply To: 23 February 2023 Hedgehog visitors are back.

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Hi Annie

Yes, it was a relief when the hogs came back. I suspect the work on the railway line upset them. Unfortunately some more is planned, which is a bit of a worry. But there were 4 of them there together one night, although 1 or 2 at a time is more usual. They seem to be males again so lots of biffing going on. All hogs are good hogs, of course, but it would be nice to have a ‘definite’ female visiting again.

One of the hogs has taken a bit too well to the feed box, now – he has been found lots of times stretched out in there when I’ve gone to replenish the food. I suppose in the hot weather he might have felt safer in the box (for stretching out) than sleeping under a bush.

It’s good to hear you are still getting lots of hog activity there.

I don’t think any of the rats here were rusty red. Sounds like a more dapper rat than the ones round here! Glad to hear the peppermint oil worked.

Yes, I still seem to get lots of birds in the garden despite stopping feeding them. They still make good use of the bird baths, too. Mr. blackbird this year has been bald headed all season – not sure what that’s about – but he seems to have been busy feeding young ones, so presumably Mrs. blackbird didn’t mind! I just hope he gets his head feathers back after moulting time – definitely not looking his best without them. But, he is in good voice and often sings from the tree in my garden, which is nice.

Oh dear! Poor squirrels. Naughty cats! I don’t seem to get squirrels in the garden, but sometimes see one running along what I think must be an electricity cable on the other side of the road. Excellent tight rope walkers – or runners!