Barn owl sunset camera trap

Owls & kestrels – one fencepost, one owl box…

Owls & kestrels – one fencepost, one owl box… https://naturespy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Barn-owl-sunset-camera-trap-1.mp4 Martin Weatherburn kindly sent us some stunning images of the feathered visitors he gets in front of his camera trap. You may also remember that Martin sent us some images showing the lives of his local little owls about 18 months ago – well they’re back, and with some company… Barn owls actually ended up in the owl box, and

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Fox on camera trap calling

A fox call – and an answer

    Back to Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Our first red deer stag capture… Our first red deer stag capture – click for video More camera trap footage from our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project has just come in – and there are some very interesting captures… The most welcome of which was a red deer stag ogling the camera trap – a first for NatureSpy. This also represents the largest mammal we’ve

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What are the different British deer species camera trap

What are the different British deer species?

What are the different British deer species? By Tomos Williams There are six deer species in the UK. Some are native and some have been introduced, but what are they and how can we tell them apart? Red deer (Cervus elaphus) Red deer are the largest of the British deer species, standing at around 115cm at the shoulder. They are called red deer because of their red summer coats but

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Bushnell trophy camera trap

How do camera trap sensors work?

How do camera traps work? By Tomos Williams The use of camera traps in both research and as a fun hobby has increased immensely in the last few years. In scientific studies, they are mostly used to monitor mammals and birds because reptiles and amphibians are harder to capture. This is because of the type of sensor that the cameras use; called a Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor. PIR sensors detect a difference

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Red deer stag on camera trap

Our first red deer stag capture…

More camera trap footage from our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project has just come in – and there are some very interesting captures… The most welcome of which was a red deer stag ogling the camera trap – a first for NatureSpy. This also represents the largest mammal we’ve ever captured on camera trap before! We were hopeful of picking up some of the only wild-roaming red deer in the North York

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Fossa - Inspire Wildlife

Emily Stewart; Photographer, conservationist and writer

Emily Stewart; Photographer, conservationist and writer By Tomos Williams Emily Stewart supporting British hedgehogs (twitter) Can you name the birds in the trees? It was her grandparents’ knowledge of the natural world that first inspired Emily Stewart to become involved in wildlife. As she grew up, she became aware of the issues facing our wild populations and decided to do something about it. “As a child you grow up surrounded by

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