Hedgehog video diary
17th May 2020 at 2:29 pm #23449
I’ve had a resident hedgehog under the decking in the back garden for the last month so I decided to try and make the garden a bit more hedgehog friendly. I cut a hedgehog hole in the back fence and set up a feed and water station. I’ve created a YouTube channel for my hedgehog videos so if you like them please click like, comment or subscribe.
https://youtu.be/MrgCGMWjmr017th May 2020 at 2:34 pm #2345117th May 2020 at 2:36 pm #2345218th May 2020 at 3:03 pm #23545
First night of wildlife camera footage. I noticed distinctive white marks on the back of our resident hedgehog and use these to identify it now. I was having camera battery issues so the clip is very short.18th May 2020 at 3:05 pm #23546
First close up of our resident hedgehog near the entrance to it’s den under the decking18th May 2020 at 3:17 pm #2355118th May 2020 at 3:18 pm #2355218th May 2020 at 3:29 pm #23553
A second hedgehog appears and starts investigating while our resident is still inside the feeding station. If you want to see all my videos click on my profile picture (hedgehog photo) in the top left of the video screen. If you like them please like, comment and subscribe18th May 2020 at 3:47 pm #2355618th May 2020 at 3:48 pm #2355721st May 2020 at 4:52 pm #23723
I’ve seen a new hedgehog in the garden a few times over the last week and it has aggressively attacked our resident when they meet21st May 2020 at 4:55 pm #23724
The aggressive hog attacks our resident in the feeding station this time21st May 2020 at 4:56 pm #2372524th May 2020 at 12:26 pm #23809
I set up a camera opposite the hedgehog hole I cut in the fence to see if it was being used much and have captured quite a lot of activity. Our resident hedgy uses it as the main way to exit our garden and go for a roam and other hedgehogs have also used it to come in. I cut it to the recommended 13 cm wide.25th May 2020 at 3:00 pm #23845
I put a hedgehog house under the hedge in our front garden 3 years ago, I put it far under the (very spiky) hedge so it was secluded as our front garden is quite small. It was difficult to check it and after checking it a few times during the first year I pretty much gave up on it as I couldn’t see any evidence of activity.
I decided to check it a couple of nights ago and unfortunately there was a dead hedgy in it, all snug in a big nest. It looks like it’s been there a year or two so I assume it maybe just didn’t make it through the winter.
I built the house out of untreated spruce floorboards, then covered it in pond liner to waterproof it and installed a ventilation pipe at the back. I’ve cleaned it out now and reinstalled it under the hedge in a slightly different position so it’s easier to reach in the hope it may attract a new resident.
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