The nocturnal visitors venturing out in the lockdown

With less traffic and fewer people around, our gardens have become a haven for nocturnal visitors.

Our reporter Malcolm Shaw set up an infrared camera in his garden in Lewes in Sussex to capture the comings and goings under the cover of darkness.

The sensors detect and then record any movement.

From hedgehogs and foxes in his garden, to rabbits and badgers in a nearby paddock - they were all caught on camera.

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Hedgehogs have just come out of hibernation and are hungry and thirsty after losing around a third of their body weight.

We can help them by putting out a bowl of clean water, and meat-based cat or dog food.

But remember to never give them milk, as it can make them ill.

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