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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 16 8:32 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Good for a night time picture Henry. We have some quite good pictures of deer and hares and 1 fox I think. There was also one picture of eyes in the distance, but no idea whether it was fox or badger.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 17 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here's what the camera trap can do all by itself:




Jaki and me taking the dogs for a walk. Mr D'Arcy needs to be on a lead, or else he goes hurtling off on his own. Hollie and Snowbelle tend to follow steadily behind.

I doubt we could have posed it better!

Henry

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 17 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frustrating visit to Aldi today, spotted in their cabinet a card saying: "Wildlife Camera reduced to 13.99" sat there all alone...

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 17 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Frustrating visit to Aldi today, spotted in their cabinet a card saying: "Wildlife Camera reduced to 13.99" sat there all alone...


It's a b*mm*r when those really good offers disappear off the shelves before you get there, isn't it? And I've heard good reports of Aldi Wildlife cameras.

Henry

yummersetter



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 17 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Even more so when there are no Aldi stores in the area.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 17 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
Frustrating visit to Aldi today, spotted in their cabinet a card saying: "Wildlife Camera reduced to 13.99" sat there all alone...


It's a b*mm*r when those really good offers disappear off the shelves before you get there, isn't it? And I've heard good reports of Aldi Wildlife cameras.


It's worse when they knock something down to a really good offer, tempt you to buy it and a week or two after you've bought it knock it down to half price to clear the last few, like they did with the air-compressors.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 17 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yummersetter wrote:
Even more so when there are no Aldi stores in the area.


You can now buy Aldi's special buys online, with free delivery.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 17 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just reset my fox trap. Last night, something tried to dig under the back of it to get at the bait and set it off. Trail cam also set to keep an eye on tonights proceedings.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did anything come of that, Bodger?

Picked up the last Wildlife camera in Lidl's yesterday for 80, Not that I really need another but thought I should try something other than the Ltl Acorns that I've been using until now. So this is research, right?

I've selected where it's going to go, will put it out later and I hope in a few days I will have some pictures worth showing.

Henry

roobarb



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As the person that started this thread, thought I would provide an update. I ended up getting a camera trap for my birthday rather than Christmas (Bushnell Trophy Cam HD from NatureSpy)...OH did a lot of research and spoke to people at NatureSpy, and decided this was the one to get.

I've had it up around the garden and to start with got nothing, other than the odd small bird and us walking by. But having relocated it to various parts of our garden and field, I'm slowly building up a portfolio of animals and birds which are visiting us without us knowing! Foxes, rabbits, pheasant and most recently a hedgehog, which I'm most happy to see. The rabbit we knew about as it's started to make its home in our polytunnel

Here's a link to the hedgehog caught on camera the other night. The same camera position also caught a fox and rabbit in the same place.

https://youtu.be/eBtCJbr-8PQ

buzzy



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 17 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent! I know there are hedgehogs about, but have yet to capture one on the wildlife camera. Perhaps the new one will do the job - I must download it soon.

Henry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good pictures. It is less obvious in gardens, but in the woods we get distinct paths that are used by certain animals, usually badgers. You can tell they are animal paths because they go under very low branches. From the sounds of it several different animals are using a similar path in your land.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a number of distinct paths. This is partly because I am a bit lazy about mowing, though!

buzzy



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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 17 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The second wildlife picture that the new camera took:




A female Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) getting a bit close to the camera .

Other wildlife in the first three days have been a Grey Squirrel and a Wood Pigeon, Plus pictures of me going up and down the drive for the post and the milk.

I'm quite pleased with the results so far - but if I get something new I will be extra pleased. Watch this space!

Henry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 17 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

From those pictures the muntjac look quite like wild boar. I haven't seen any, and we don't have any evidence of large numbers in the woods, although it is possible that the odd one has been spotted. Long may that last.

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