Saturday, 3 November 2007

Wildlife videos

AUTUMNWATCH 2007

Returns to BBC TWO - next week Mon-Thurs 8pm
Join Bill, Kate and Simon to see current wildlife action across the UK.

They are also keen to know what interesting wildlife you've caught on film around the UK and ask:

"Have you got video of an unusual wild visitor to your garden or local area? Or maybe you've filmed some truly extraordinary animal behaviour. Do you know of fence-climbing badgers? What about hares swimming in the sea?"



I don't feel have anything unique to send in but if you feel you have something special look at the details here . Thinking about all the pieces of video I have taken in my garden, in the last year, the one that I found the most entertaining was of the Blue Tit female falling in the nesting material basket shown above. I think there a fair bit of luck in catching wildlife on film and a lot of patience!

The video shown above was taken in my garden on April 27th 2007.

6 comments:

IndianWildlifeClub said...

Going through your Blog was good. Watching wildlife in my backyard and Parks is my favourite past time too. I made a video on the Indian Peafowl. You can watch a trailor on youtube

Sarang-The Peacock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUR5tTqNWE

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't video wildlife but I sure like to watch it.

I love to see your posts about hedgehogs and the birds that we don't have here.

I can't imagine havinig a badger in or near a garden. Scary

shirl said...

Hello, Indian Wildlife Club :-)

It is good to hear you enjoyed looking through my blog :-D

Thank-you for sharing your video – it was very interesting to watch. The peacock is a very striking bird and often seen in the gardens of Stately Homes and Castles throughout the UK.

shirl said...

Hi again, Lisa :-)

I enjoy watching videos of wildlife in other gardens too :-D

I am delighted that I can share our visitors especially as it is only since I have been writing this blog that I was aware I had so many!

I cannot imagine having badgers visiting either. I very much doubt if there are any near my garden. However I did see a fox walking up our street one night, although it never visited any gardens beside me. It just turned about and walked out the street again!

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello again, Shirl!

I've had such a lovely time catching up with your blog and all the little videos you have shown over the past couple of weeks. They are quite charming. I love them :)

Your hedgehog house looks very innovative... superb ideas you have! I love the camouflage too. The ones in our garden make their homes under the ground. So I wondered if you might want to 'bury' your house a little bit - maybe half the depth of the box, so that a hedgehog would have to crawl down into it. Just a thought in case feral cats might gain easy access to shelter in it.

shirl said...

Welcome back, Wildlife Gardener :-)

Thank-you, I do have fun making the videos. I loved making the hedgehog house too which you actually helped with. When I was using it as a feeding box you did suggest that it might be used as a home :-D

What an interesting thought to bury part of my house. The only problem there is that it is sited on a thick gravel path but I felt this location was best in my garden. Yesterday I did add a lot more leaves around the house and at the entrance. The entrance hole is only 13x13cm and has rocks on either side. Do you still think a cat would get in? I could add a flat rock across the hole to make a tunnel that would perhaps do the trick. Thanks for the suggestion :-D