Author Topic: Nightcam videos  (Read 2569 times)

Salvatore

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Re: Nightcam videos
« Reply #25 on: 02 September, 2020, 08:51:31 am »
The cats which sniff the HH food (mostly actually dogfood*) which I leave out are far more interested in mice.

But the mice are interested in the HH food. They run from the cover into open ground, snatch a piece, and run back with it to wherever they they go to eat it in peace.

Recently all the food disappears the whatever takes it usually fails to trigger the camera. The camera is BTW showing its cheapness: (a) the latch holding it shut has broken and it's held together with rubber bands and the rain can get in, and (b) when I pressed the 'menu' button recently it went in but wouldn't come out, so I have to poke about with a screwdriver to bring up the menu.


* I believe it's known as 'kibble'. Much of it comes from a neighbour who breeds wheaten terriers.
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Re: Nightcam videos
« Reply #26 on: 03 September, 2020, 12:20:36 pm »
I've videoed a number of cats having a sniff at the hedgehog food but I've never seen them eat it.

Is it commercial hedgehog food? If so, have a read about what my link above says about it. Apparently lots of it is rubbish and some contains things that are harmful to hedgehogs such as mealworms.

Yes, I read that too. But if I put cat food out, all I will get is cats. I don't know what harm it's likely to do to hedgehogs - a lot less than the constant traffic zooming along our road. I've quite surprised we have any hedgehogs to be honest.

I got a short, sweet video last night when the camera was triggered by a fox, but a hedgehog was already at the bowl. The fox disappeared pretty promptly when it saw the hedgehog, and the hedgehog wrapped itself up into a ball and then began an impressive heavy breathing routine. I'll link to it when I've uploaded it.
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Pingu

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Re: Nightcam videos
« Reply #27 on: 04 October, 2020, 04:43:44 pm »
Not a video:


EK002706 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Nightcam videos
« Reply #28 on: 08 October, 2020, 09:09:34 am »
I've been setting my camera most nights but I haven't had a hedgehog visit for well over a week. I would have thought it's far too early for them to have started hibernating even though the weather has got a lot cooler.

I've decided to move the saucer of food to a more open space and I'm getting a more panoramic view of our patio and anything that ventures onto it, and it has allowed me to observe foxes' behaviour. For both of the last two nights, when it has finished eating and drinking, the fox has carefully pissed into either the food bowl or water bowl. OK, mark your territory by all means, but that seems a bit extreme.

Having said that, some while ago my brother came down to the delight that a fox had shat directly into his rain gauge.
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Salvatore

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Re: Nightcam videos
« Reply #29 on: 26 April, 2021, 09:24:16 am »
No hedgehogs, badgers or mice spotted as yet this year. A cat comes every night to help itself to food, and this visitor makes very brief appearances, seemingly very wary of the camera

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