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.

Monday, 23 January 2012

A snuffling Dorset Badger

And yet another one from Joe. This time it's the dear old badger rooting around in the long grass. Joe seems to have the knack for getting good wildlife clips. Fingers crossed he gets a feline wandering past his camera.

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Another new species captured on camera. A Tawny Owl

Dorset's Joe Parkes has come up trumps with a new species for our list. This is a nice short video of a Tawny Owl.

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Mystery Animal from Dorset

We have a new researcher on board, Joe Parkes, and he has sent in several videos from his camera in Dorset. We will be posting the rest of them over the next few weeks. Today however we get a chance to look at a very intriguing video from him.

Your thoughts would be most welcome.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Muntjac video from the Chilterns

As you can see from this video from Paul Nicolaides, the muntjac deer are settling in nicely in the UK. More food for the Big Cats to snack on maybe. This video is from May 2011

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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Catch The Pigeon

From Tim Jenkins in Warwickshire

A short video clip of a persistent pigeon and a guard hen.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Excellent size Comparison Video from Gary Ridley

Gary Ridley created this great little video in his efforts to photograph the "Surrey Puma"

There are some wonderful images of the local wildlife


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Friday, 6 January 2012

An Historical Brain Teaser for all you big cat buffs.......

This is an image taken a good while back by Mark Fraser on one of his ancient Trail Master cams........(ah those were the days, 36 exposure 35mm film, never knowing what you had got till you got the film back from the developers. Usually costing £6.99 only to find you've got 36 pictures of a waving tree or bush)

Can anyone tell me the backgound behind this image. Clue - it relates to a very famous incident

A tagged Red Kite

This was sent in by Paul Nicolaides in Buckinghamshire, just over twelve months ago, (I told you I was a bit behind..............!)

This was a first for us at the time, a Red kite. And not only that it is a tagged bird as well. Does anyone have any ideas about the tag?



Oh and ignore the date on the pic, if I remember rightly Paul was having problems at the time with setting the date on his camera

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A first showing of images from the Scottish Highlands

Todays images come from Ian Fraser's cameras which are currently deployed in Morayshire, Scotland. They show a nice selection of the Scottish wildlife including Roe Deer, Fox, Pheasant and .............well I'll let you try and identify the other bird species











Can you identify this species of game bird?

Monday, 2 January 2012

We're Back ..............!

Ok so I've been a naughty boy and havn't put any of the groups tail cam pics up for a while, but I've got no excuse now, so here goes the first one.

This is from Rick Minter at a site in Gloucestershire last year. It's a mad March Hare on a collision course with the camera.