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wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,885
I've seen a few threads on here from people asking for an ID of animal poop and things like that but I was just wondering who uses cameras to keep an eye on their wildlife and if they've seen anything interesting?

I've been using a Bushnell game camera for about 6 years now and it's opened up another world of wildlife in my garden and local area that I had very little idea about. From watching hedgehogs drinking from the bird bath to finding out foxes eat raspberries from my bushes (video clip in the link below). I even caught a family of otters hunting my local river which I always thought was too small to be of interest to otters (second link below).

The cameras have really come down in price recently and they're so easy to use. You can set them up in a corner of the garden and leave them for weeks at a time. I can really recommend them to anyone looking to find the mystery poopers lurking in the shrubbery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSFnG0mkY0g
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R26llRL2W0  
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  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    Oh, such gorgeous otter footage! You should contact Spring Watch!
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby HampshirePosts: 1,142
    I've got an Apeman H68 which I've used to watch the hogs. Nice piece of kit although drinks batteries when in video mode.


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,885
    edited May 2018
    Fire said:
    Oh, such gorgeous otter footage! You should contact Spring Watch!
    I also caught this one having a good old roll and scratch in the beach.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu_d1EtnzGo&feature=youtu.be

    I've got an Apeman H68 which I've used to watch the hogs. Nice piece of kit although drinks batteries when in video mode.

    That's a lovely close up pic. My camera is useless for that type of thing sadly.
     
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  • ThankthecatThankthecat North DevonPosts: 421
    @wild edges how wonderful to have wildlife like that on your doorstep. We're surrounded by farmland here and very rarely glimpse a fox. Last time I saw one was about six years ago - it was 7am when I wandered down the garden and it was just strolling across the field behind our house, totally unconcerned. Sadly they are hunted around here though, despite the ban :( And otters - what bliss!
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