Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Mild day but very wet all day, in fact still raining as at 9.30pm.
Trip to Henry Street hedgehog food and to B&Q for electric wiring conduit to finish off the cable project to the hide and observatory. The conduit will hide the cables that are currently laying across the respective floors.
            Trail cam' SD cards show the hedgehogs out still each night, foxes still romancing and rats enjoying the bird food. The male sparrowhawk made an appearance this morning, not seen since February.
The garden had been taken over by fungi, never seen so much. Good to see. Not so many moths about now, not surprising I guess with such strong winds and heavy rain.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

Very warm day, temperature reached 24c this afternoon.
Last two cameras installed and connected today. To finish the job all the cables in the hide now need to be marked as with 8 channels I'm sure I will forget what's what unless marked.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

Very warm day but also gale force winds. Temperature today reached 23c.
Managed to trench in two more cables to a bird box and a mouse habitat. Hopefully tomorrow I can connect all cameras to the hide monitor and take up the damaged cables.

Have been without the Internet for three days now, Virgin diagnosed a major issue between the roadside box and the house box. Basically the wires are not talking to one another. With the cables over 30 years old from the Transcentual and NTL days. 
Have a temporary fix until Virgin have confirmed permission to close the pavement to replace the wiring. This can take up to two weeks.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Very warm day, temperature today reached 26c.

Nothing to report today due to hospital visits.

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Very warm day, almost hot with temperature reaching 27c this afternoon.
Commenced project cables at the bottom end of the garden, 8 cables and cameras to sort here which are connected to the hide monitor.
Managed just the one camera today to the old dog kennel. Meant trenching across the wild flower area.
Due to this work I am not able to report on any wildlife activity.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Crazy weather, warm and sunny all day. Temp' today reached a high of 22c.
Builders in today to repoint/flash one of the chimney stacks so curtailed me somewhat. Did manage to take up all the snapped cables leading to the hide. Hopefully tomorrow I can start the replacing process.
                Garden looking Autumnal now. Silver Birch is a worry, lost all its leaves during the heatwave. Just hope it survives. The first sapling I bought 47 years ago.

Image 1 - Foxy is aware there is a hedgehog in the rest home.
    "     2 - He's behind you.
    "     3 - Skidding to a halt, foxy can see a hedgehog at the Hogtel entrance.
    "     4 - The hedgehog pair waking up after a night at the Hogtel.
    "     5 - Foxy and Spike enjoying an evening meal on the lawn.
    "     6 - The hedgehog pair at the Hogtel.
    "     7 - Standing guard at the hedgehogs rest home.
    "     8 - Tufty with yet another walnut.
    "     9 - Bagpuss.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Monday 8th October 2018

Very warm and sunny, temperature reached 17c this afternoon.
Can't believe I spent another day on project cables. Decided to trench a couple of trail cam' cables as found permanent positions for them. With so many cables across the lawn it was a worry I would cut some so was a painstaking job but all finished now. Will start on the hide cables tomorrow.
                  More good trail cam' images of foxes and hedgehogs last night. Have just been watching a baby hedgehog wake up in hedgehog box under the silver birch tree. Is out now so the trail cam' will now take over.
An update on Henry that was admitted to hospital some three weeks ago now, the hospital is not taking any further sick hedgehogs until after the 9th October. Unable to seek updates as hospital just being run by volunteers while owners take a holiday, first holiday in 15 years apparently. Will update once I have news.

Image 9 - No sign of the cables, neat job I thought?