Undercover wildlife – Updates from the “otter cams”
Written by: Stewart Borland
Published: 17th May 2016, last updated: 27th January 2020
One of our favourite parts about the reserve is seeing all of the wildlife that have made homes here over the years. As we work hard to plant and grow a suitable habitat for many native species (also by introducing our “bug hotels”), we have begun to see the fruits of our labour by noticing a steady increase of active wildlife on the Reserve. We now have 5 cams set up around the Reserve which allow us to “go undercover” and check up on our furry residents.
The “otter cam” has been one of the most constant sources of wildlife activity on the Reserve. So far, though, we’ve yet to catch footage of an actual otter! We’ve nicknamed a few of our regulars now, with Hawkeye the Heron being a returning favourite. The pine martens have been particularly energetic, occasionally showing up on the camera a few times a week. We have seen quite a few otters on the Reserve, they just appear to be a bit camera shy!
The following videos have been uploaded to our Facebook page this month. If you’d like to stay up to date on all wildlife updates as they happen, make sure you like our page!
Badger, deer and more! – 15/05/16
THE ELUSIVE OTTER! Finally making an appearance on the “otter cam” – 04/05/16
“Speedy Gonzales” the pine marten – 19/04/16
The curious pine marten, as well as a guest spot by one of our deer near the end 20/04/16
Badger spotting – 15/04/16
Hawkeye the heron – 19/04/16
Which one of the inhabitants of the reserves is your favourite? The speedy pine marten, or the handsome heron? Let us know in the comments below!
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