Today I put out cheese out and set up the video camera to see if I could catch a Wren on film. I had seen this tiny little bird bouncing down the rocks that surround my small pond. Yesterday it looked like it went in one of the little cave pockets I built for it and the toad that has also been spotted in this area.
Blackbirds, female shown above, and males, I did suspect may take the cheese as they have definitely been enjoying the scatterings I put out with the sultanas some days. I also suspected a field mouse may take it. I didn’t see it go. I was very fortunate in how I had positioned the camera and am very pleased with the result. Sadly the Blackbird will probably look there again – I hope it doesn’t scare off the wren. I will put the cheese away from this area next time, I don’t put it out every day.
The video clip above was taken in my garden on January 19th 2007.