This year is the most ambitious yet in terms of the cameras I have set up in my garden. I have tried to
set up a wide variety of cameras to capture footage of both birds and mammal visitors.
Depending on where the action is, you will see different camera views. This information page describes the live cameras at the moment. These can be seen on my homepage
I feed the birds in lots of different positions around the garden, with many different style bird feeders and with many different food types. This is what maximises the chances of attracting different species. I love trying out new ways of feeding and make my own feeders as well as trialling bird feeders.
Fence Fat Bar
Suet Pellet Feeder
My Hub has a selection of feeders outside that I can see when I work in there. At present, these are a selection from Nature's Feast.
This far bar feeder is mounted on a fence and protected from the larger birds by a metal protective cage.
I am trialling this fat pellet feeder from CJ WIldlife. It is mounted under a hanging basket frame to prevent the magpies eating them all!
I made this log feeder and I pack the holes with a mixture of suet products. The woodpeckers love it!
Peanut Butter Feeder
This 'peanut butter feeder' is on trial from CJ WIldlife and is mounted on a fence behind a hanging basket frame to keep the mapies & squirrels off!
This feeder is mounted on a hedge, about 3 metres from the ground. I can see it from my upstairs office window.
I made this pool out of two recycled tyres. Both birds and mammals use it to drink and bathe.
I mounted 4 mini tea-strainer sieves together within 2 hanging baskets to create this feeders. I put a variety of foods into these sieves.
Squirrel 'Nut House'
I feed two families of foxes in the field next to my garden. They are regular visitors and can be seen on my night cams most nights.
I designed and built this squirrel feeder to encourage the squirrels to feed at their own spot, rather than on the bird feeders.
This purpose-built squirrel box has attracted a number of squirrels which can be seen snoozing in here within the leaf bed they have created. They featured on Autumnwatch this year.
Recently renovated, my clay cavern was the inspiration for the BBC' Mammal Stump'. I get voles, mice and shrews in here, both day and night.
Now in hibernation
Now in hibernation
I created this box using a small camera and internal lighting. A family of wood mice are nesting in here.
This 'Al-Fresco' feeding station was set up to attract my hedgheog visitors, but small mammals also visit.
This hedgehog box is used as a feeding station and attracts hedgehogs and small mammals