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.

Friday, 6 January 2012

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


  1. Get in touch with the b.t.o and submit the number on the tag. British Trust for Ornithology should tell you where the bird came from

  2. There is an extensive reintroduction programme for red kites, this bird is probably being monitored to see how they spread back into the uk.

    If you get an untagged red kite, thats pretty special.