VIDEO. Filming a watering hole for bees, this camera trap reveals many surprises

Wildlife is visible everywhere… provided you know how to observe it. To be convinced of this, just take a look at the superb document that follows. For two years, Adrien Ducouloux, a beekeeper in the Doubs, set up a photographic trap near the drinking trough for his bees. Result ? A ceaseless parade of wild animals and, in the end, a magical and captivating video.

Originally note Neo, this drinker was only intended to quench the thirst of the bees. However, over time, Adrien Ducouloux spotted footprints indicating that other animals were attracted to this water.

So, to get to the bottom of it and know the identity of these unexpected visitors, the man set up a camera trap. That was in 2017. Since then, thousands of animal crossings have been recorded: wild boars, deer, foxes, squirrels, birds, lynxes… To give you an idea of ​​the result, watch this compilation full of life and surprises (and if you want to play, you can try to guess each of the species, you are given the results below). Look :

The experiment lasted more than three years. A total of 22,400 videos were recorded. In this selection signed Api25, we find, in order of appearance:

  • 1: Deer
  • 2: Bullfinch
  • 3: Deer
  • 4: Thrush drains
  • 5: Red Squirrel
  • 6: Deer
  • 7: Badger
  • 8: Marten
  • 9: Deer
  • 10: Forest cat
  • 11: Young deer
  • 12: Buff
  • 13: Marten
  • 14: Deer
  • 15: Variable nozzle
  • 16: Eurasian Lynx
  • 17: Buff
  • 18: Tawny Owl
  • 19: Deer
  • 20: Wood Pigeon – Hawthorn Grosbeak – Oak Jay
  • 21: Deer
  • 22: Boar
  • 23: Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 24: Boar – Boar
  • 25: Buff
  • 26: Great Tit – Blue Tit – Chaffinch – Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 27: Forest cat
  • 28: Badger
  • 29: Boar – Boar
  • 30: Bullfinch – Blackbird
  • 31: Deer
  • 32: Marten
  • 33: Boar
  • 34: Deer
  • 35: Boar
  • 36: Stonecracker Grosbeak – Robin
  • 37: Boar
  • 38: Spotted Woodpecker (left) – Great Spotted Woodpecker (right) – Blackbird
  • 39: Variable nozzle
  • 40: Sparrowhawk
  • 41: Sparrowhawk
  • 42: Song Thrush
  • 43: Fox
  • 44: Badger
  • 45: Buff
  • 46: Boar
  • 47: Fox
  • 48: Forest cat
  • 49: Marten
  • 50: Black Woodpecker
  • 51: Marten
  • 52: Boar
  • 53: Common Buzzard
  • 54: Deer
  • 55: Goshawk
  • 56: Goshawk
  • 57: Fox
  • 58: Deer

Images that make you want to try the experience in your own garden.

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