Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ranger Phil's Nature Diary - In search of Gibside's elusive mammals

Gibside is home to twenty-nine (or thereabouts) species of mammal.  Most of these are largely nocturnal so are seldom seen and those that are active during daylight hours tend to be elusive hiding away in the quiet, less disturbed areas.  One way of observing and recording these is with the use of motion sensored cameras which can be programmed to take still photos or short video clips.  I have recently tried to capture footage of our resident otters and, after several attempts when all I caught was a blurred flash of one, I was lucky to record the following footage.

 Below is some footage of a couple of roe deer which were also captured recently using the same camera.

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