Monday, April 01, 2013
Camera-trapping - SN01 - 18th -23rd March 2013
The forecast was for the kind of weather that no-one - man or beast - wants to be out in, so the cameras stayed in my garden for a few days. They survived torrential rain, slushy hail and high winds.
One camera was set by a known rat run, but recorded only birds - the rats had been there before we went on holiday. The second camera set by a trail behind the shed also recorded only birds. I had expected that these cameras would have recorded the cats that frequent the garden at night - previous recording has shown that there are at least three of them. But perhaps the weather kept them at home.
The Mostela was placed by a hedgebank, and was used by at least two bank voles, and a common shrew.
A fourth camera under a seed tray was placed a few feet from another hedgebank - the seed tray held down by a brick. It was visited regularly, both night and day, by a bank vole.
Common shrew in the mostela