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Wildlife cameras

We're raising funds to install more webcams and stream live wildlife footage from across our parks and nature reserves. It's compelling viewing. Please note that cameras may not always be live.

Target

£2,000

Raised so far

£592

Donate towards this

What a season we’ve had bringing you some amazing live footage of some of nature’s most beautiful creatures breeding from Hengistbury Head.

We’ve recently watched in awe as two little egrets hatched, matured then fledged their nest, we believe this is one of the first live streams of this fascinating bird in the UK. We then saw five frenzied kestrels hatch, feed and fledge in May.  Unfortunately we weren’t fortunate to witness any herons maturing this year, but we have our fingers crossed for next season.

Many thanks to those who’ve joined us watching these beautiful birds mature over the past few months. Thanks also to everyone who’s donated to help us fund more wildlife cameras, these donations help us to purchase and maintain our equipment as well as stream the live footage.

We look forward to bringing you lots more wildlife adventures into your homes with your support.

Kingfisher Barn bird table

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 Live webcam

Enjoy the comings and goings of many species of birds at our bird table at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre on the Stour Valley Nature Reserve.  You should expect to see sparrows, male and female blackbirds, blue tits, great tits and wood pigeon.  Have a watch and let us know what you see.

Hengistbury Head lagoon

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 Live webcam

While we’re outside of the main breeding season at Hengistbury Head we’re streaming the beautiful lagoon overlooking Christchurch Harbour. You may be able to spot some herons, little egrets, redshank, black-headed gulls and other wildlife as they enjoy this peaceful spot.

Hengistbury Head wildlife garden

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 Live webcam

Relax and watch the different bird species at our bird table in the mesmerising wildlife garden at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre. You may spot blue tits, sparrows, blackbirds and wood pigeons.

Heron time lapse

March to May 2020 Video timelapse

Watch a time lapse of a heron chick hatching, feeding and growing into a mature bird from the nest aloft the Scots Pines of Hengistbury Head. The heron’s now fledged and will be spending its time in Christchurch Harbour and along the Stour Valley. What a fantastic experience this was to witness the maturing of this fascinating creature.

Kestrels nesting

2018 Video timelapse

Our Kestrels nest high in the tops of the tallest pine trees on Hengistbury Head. We had 5 eggs laid at the end of April 2020 which hatched and the chicks fledged in the middle of June. The male bird does most of the hunting until the chicks are bigger and only then will the female risk leaving the nest to hunt close by. Voles are their favourite prey but they will search out small birds, woodmice, shrews, insects and earthworms. The Kestrel has amazing eyesight and can spot a beetle 50m from its perch!

Please bear in mind these are live streams of wild animals and from time to time they might be bringing live prey back to their nest. This is live unedited footage.

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