Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

The Big Cats in Britain organisation, (BCIB), predominately searches for evidence of native and non native feline species living in the British Countryside. Part of our research includes the use of wildlife trigger cameras, also known as stealth cams or trail cams . These operate using infra-red technology to take pictures of any animal that passes the camera.

Our members have dozens of these cameras in various locations around the British Isles, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This blog is dedicated to showing the general public, the animals we have captured on camera. These images are small snapshots of the diversity of animal life that can be found in our countryside.

We hope you enjoy them.......................

All images are copyright of the BCIB, if you wish to use any of these images online or in the media, please contact us first to obtain permission.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Roe Deer, Rabbits and Foxes from North Oxfordshire

Richard Ashworth checked on his camera this weekend and was very happy with this selection of wildlife. A nice mixed group of Roe Deer, Rabbits and Foxes from North Oxfordshire.

Richard is using a Bushnell Trail Sentry Camera

Red Fox













































Roe Deer














































Rabbit
















Sunday, 27 June 2010

Fallow Deer Trigger Cam Video Clips

These video clips of a fallow deer doe and a young fallow deer buck were taken in Argyllshire in the last week using a Moultrie Game Spy D40 camera.







Saturday, 26 June 2010

Roe Deer In Buckinghamshire

This just in from Buckinghamshire from a friend of the Big Cats In Britain Group, Paul Nicolaides.

Paul is a big cat researcher covering the Chilterns and Buckinghamshire regions, and has his own website at
http://www.bigcatsofthechilterns.co.uk/. Why not check it out.




The first image is a nice one of a Roe Deer. The second...............well, lets see if you can spot it!


Paul used a Wildview camera to capture these shots.
















Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Is this evidence of a big cat?

This picture was taken from an undisclosed location in the west of Scotland. It is part of an ongoing investigation into a area where, over a number of years, there have been numerous sightings of large cats, and the occasional livestock attack. This cat is estimated to be almost 3 foot in body length. Measurements of the tree branch and comparison photographs taken on site confirm this size.


Image taken using a Moultrie Game Spy D40 Camera. Image is strictly copyrighted to the BCIB and not to be reproduced in any form elsewhere without permission.

Click on the image to zoom in.


SHAUN STEVENS
BCIB Argyllshire Rep


Urban Foxes in Manchester

The following images are from a location in Manchester and show urban Foxes and domestic cats. The Camera used is a Bushnell Trail Sentry Camera.

RICHARD ASHWORTH








































































Images from North Oxfordshire

These four images were taken at locations in North Oxfordshire, when I was trying to calibrate the optimum distance for the camera. I have loads of randon birds and cats here.

This is the edge of a garden that backs off into an expanse of fields and woods, where the camera is now located. Both occupants of the house this garden belong to have seen a black 'labrador sized' cat in the last two months in the adjoining field. I found a large scat pile in the field, which may have been fox, but was certainly quite large. I set the camera on a tree low down facing the pile. Fingers crossed.

The camera is a Bushnells trail sentry camera.

RICHARD ASHWORTH

Crow Landing

















Crow
















Domestic Cat
















Domestic Cat

Images from the Stroud Valleys, Gloucestershire. taken in September 2009.

At the weekend I installed a remote camera at a farm in the Stroud Valleys.

It is a location where we were going to have the web cam but there was no electricity supply and it was too far between the camera and the receiving computer.

After two days of the camera being up there were 12 wildlife pics, including the attached, which includes two muntjac having a scrap.

I will switch the photo options to high res from now on.

The camera is pointing to a well used deer and badger trail and a wet spring-fed area. Beyond the fence/
hedge at the back of the pics is a huge and deep wooded valley. The farmer will bait this spot sometimes, esp in cold weather.

Camera used was a Moultrie


Will keep you posted.

RICK MINTER
BCIB Gloucestershire Rep


Badger
















Muntjac Deer
















Two Muntjac Deer Fighting
















Two Muntjac Deer Finished Fighting

Latest Images from Argyllshire

These images were taken from an undisclosed location in Argyll, Scotland.

The cameras are owned by BCIB Argyllshire rep, Shaun Stevens and are Moultrie Game Spy D40 Digital Trail Cameras.


Click on the images to see close ups


A Red Fox

















A Fallow Deer Buck
















A Badger
















A possible Cuckoo,
(we would be interested if any ornithologists could confirm the identity of this bird)



Cat, fox – what is the animal in the shadows (originally posted January 27th 2010)

Images of what are believed to be a mystery cat have been taken on a trail camera in an undisclosed Buckinghamshire location.

The animal is first seen on the edge of the camera flash, then in the next two shots slinking away out of sight.

The cameras have been in the secret location for two months before the images were taken.

Unfortunately the animal is in the shadows in the periphery of the camera flash making a positive identification impossible.

But what we can see is a large spotted feline animal. On the first image the face is visible, on the second two shots it can be seen slinking away to the right after its initial surprise with the flash.

A rough size estimate can be gauged from a sample shot showing the cameras owner near the tree where the animal is seen slinking away.

The animal is estimated to be about two feet in length with a 12 – 18 inch tail. Not big enough to be a leopard but certainly puts it into the leopard cat/ Bengal / ocelot type range.

The cameras are being reset with new attractants and marker poles in the hope of catching a more clear shot of the cat in question.

Or is it a fox?