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Can't see it? Here's a closer look
Still can't spot it?
(You may spot my little stone hedgehog by the pots in the first photo)
I love hedgehogs, and when I spotted some unusual poop in the garden and wondered if it WAS a hedgehog.
Low and behold Google came up trumps, it was - who else would get excited over poop? LOL.
So I looked further into feeding information and discovered that the bird foods I put out are ideal fodder. Each evening at dusk I've been putting out a dish of water and a dish of mealworms, sultanas, sunflower hearts and crushed peanuts pushed under my tiny chiminera and each morning it's been eaten :o) I did spot it a couple of nights ago, but in my exitement I forgot the camera!
I've been watching the BBC's Springwatch live, and they mentioned a scheme called "Hedghog Street" I think I'll apply for a pack - my only worry are the houses with dogs as they will attack and kill the little dears. My little helper Sid has more sense and just sits and watches it's movements :o)
Well, I'd really better close now. I'll be back very soon with a 'normal' post ;o)
Best wishes to all, bye for now.
Pam and Cathy asked if hedgehogs do damage to the garden? The answer is a resounding NO! They forage in the soil and eat worms, beetles, catapillars and other invertabrates - though should they find a birds egg they certainly wouldn't ignore it. They do eat slugs too, but I've discovered that they would only be a small percentage of it's diet - which is be a good job as slugs carry a type of lung worm that can kill hedgehogs.
I was outside at about 7.30 am pegging out washing and I've discovered a Blackbird nesting in the Kiwi :o) Just hoping now that Sid will not cause any problems :o( The last time we had a bird nesting in the garden was about 20 years ago, a wren made it's home in the dry-stone wall.
Bye again from one happy blogger!