I’m way past due posting an update on our hedgehogs!
Shoot! I made a video of how the garden was looking in June and I forgot to share it!
This is Rosie, the Mallard that has been visiting our garden and nicking bird seed since we put in our pond! 🙂
As I’ve previously said, the pond is too small for ducks, so I’m assuming that’s what caught her attention, but she stayed for the food! She comes at least every few days. I have no idea where she is coming from; there is a lake not to far from me where ducks breed, but it’s in a park so they’re used to people, and Rosie doesn’t seem to be.
Most times she comes alone, but a few time she’s brought her bodyguard with her.
We’ve called her Rosie because there used to be a children’s TV show about two rag dolls on a barge, Rosie and Jim (we call the Drake, Jim), and the barge had a duck on it.
In a break from our hedgehog news, I bring you flower photos!
Last week I managed to get a clip of one of our hedgehogs!
I don’t yet have the proper equipment, but we tried turning on the patio lights and the hog didn’t mind, so I recorded a short clip. We turned the lights off again straight after. If it had been bothered we would have stopped straight away, and we won’t bother it again. We’ve called it George, though it’s possibly Georgia!
In my previous post I mentioned that we had finally made a hole in our fence for hedgehogs, and that we had found some poo we were pretty sure was from a hedgehog.
Well, on Thursday I hashed up a temporary mammal footprint tunnel out of anything I had to hand. I bated it with rehydrated mealworms and sunflower hearts, which I had to hand for feeding the birds, and somehow I managed to get the above footprints. They look like hedgehog prints to me; I hope they are.
My flowers are excited to have a good soaking, but I’m excited for other reasons…! 😉