Friday, 2 September 2022

A Darling Visitor.

 We have a regular visitor and we're thrilled.

Who'd have thought that we'd have this little fellow in our garden, that was a barren grassy nothing when we moved here. Dh set up one of our bird feeders within a week of being here and we had 1 robin and about 4 sparrows at first. No butterflies, no bees not even a hover fly. The first flower bed dug did encourage some cabbage white butterflies and a few more sparrows, but insect life and birds were slow to arrive. Now it is alive with flying insects, bees and butterflies and this little fellow.

A few weeks ago, late at night, when we had popped Nell out for her last pee-pee, when we heard her bark then a very loud squeal. Dh rushed out and there bathed in the outside light was a hedgehog!
And he's been back a few times, and he's left little poos in the garden, so look like he's around a lot and we're delighted. We haven't put out any food, because with having with Nell, she'd wolf it down. Again, the other night when Dh had opened the door for Nell, there was the hedgehog, I rushed to get a good view and he was running like a 'bat out of hell' up to the top of the garden, to the safety of the hedge. We were cheering him on, and Nell stood there on the top of the steps behind us. 
Isn't that wonderful?
(Not our photos, he/she was too quick for us!)

Chrisxx


9 comments:

Elizabethd said...

We have a hedgehog who comes for the bits of food under the bird feeders. Apparently they can eat grains etc, but shouldnt be fed them as a meal.

busybusybeejay said...

Brilliant.I am very jealous!
Barbarax

happyone said...

Oh what a cute little hedgehog. We don't have here in the USA.
You should name him. :)

Bless said...

How lovely to have a hedgehog in your garden!

Eileen said...

How wonderful you are making a habitat for the wildlife.

Joy said...

What a dear little chap and such a help in the garden too. xx

Jules said...

Wonderful! We also have a hedgehog visitor. We often leave food out for him and have named him Maurice :)

meandmysmallcorner said...


How wonderful to have a hedgehog visit. He must be enjoying your garden and I'm sure he will repay with his slug patrol. You have done such a lot in a small amount of time. Can't wait to see what you do next year x

Latane Barton said...

I've never seen a hedgehog but aren't they cute?