Category Archives: Video

A Robin sings…

Thanks to Phil Norbury, who sent in a short video clip of a Robin (Erithacus rubecula) singing on his plot on Moorfield allotments in Radford…

The video captures the Robin’s song well – thanks to Phil.

More Hedgehog footage….

Last month, Nic Cairns sent in a video of a hedgehog on the St.Ann’s Allotments, captured on his wildlife camera.  The camera has recently yielded more interesting footage….

We don’t know if it’s the same hedgehog or not, but it’s good to have further evidence of the presence of hedgehogs on the site.

Hedgehog at night

Regular contributor Nic Cairns has installed a wildlife camera on an allotment in St.Anns, and recently it captured footage of a foraging hedgehog….watch closely!

Nottingham’s rich network of allotments is a large potential hedgehog habitat, and it’s good to know that hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are active on the St. Ann’s allotments.  They have declined dramatically during the last 50 years, to the extent that they may be at risk of extinction in the UK, according to a 2013 report.  Hedgehogs need all the help they can get; there is advice for hedgehog-friendly gardening HERE and HERE.

Thanks again to Nic for the video – hopefully his wildlife camera will capture further interesting footage soon.

Green Woodpecker – video

Sue Marshall recently filmed a Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) on the lawn near her house in Bramcote….

It’s a nice clip of the impressive bird displaying a very characteristic behaviour – digging in the turf for ants.  Thanks to Sue for sending in the video.


Hoverfly video

More great work from Nic Cairns – this time a video of a Hoverfly visiting an Oxeye Daisy…..

Thanks to Nic for this video, taken at Ecoworks Community Garden.  Can anyone identify the Hoverfly species?