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Wow, isn't it amazing how quickly spring gets going once it starts? It seems like only yesterday that I saw the first snowdrops, yet all of a sudden there are daffodils and wood anemones (like these ones), travelling toads, arriving birds and butterflies everywhere!
You've been spotting loads of stuff too - tawny owls calling, frogspawn, ladybirds... Next it will be bluebells! I can't wait. It's always my favourite time of the year and a chance to go out and take pictures in the sunshine.
Foxor has also been out looking for me and my badger friends. Leave us some peanuts if you like...
Guess what I heard today! My first birdy sign of spring - a chiffchaff!
I like chiffchaffs because they're easy to identify. They're hard to see in the tree tops and their creamy brown feathers help them to blend into their surroundings, but they sing nice and loudly.
So what do they sound like? That's easy. They sing their name!
Ha. That'll show him. I've gone all the way round my sett making sure it's properly defended and that nosey fox hasn't been back since.
There really is only one way to mark your territory good and proper. Watch your step...
Grrr! Someone's been sniffing about near my sett! Who was it? Where did they go?
I can smell them and there are paw marks in the dirt all around the entrance of my sett. The secret visitor must have been sneaking about while I was away and had a nosey around. I bet it was that big fox I've seen lately.
Well, he can't have it. This sett is mine!
Hello all - and welcome to Badger's Blog Waspales and Mewora! What's it all about, you ask?
Here we talk about cool wildlife stuff like the animals we've seen or the things we've found out. We tell jokes, show pictures and share awesome videos we've watched.
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hi , not seen cuckoo for a long time but heard one last year . might hear one on monday at sutton rspb AGM t middleton hall as we are going over a bit early to birdwatch .
hi ,just had a couple of days in the Valleys staying with my friend and we had a boat trip on wednesday around cardiff bay. saw a lot of cormorants, great blackbacked gulls , blackheaded gulls, and other seabirds. it was great. by the lightship in the bay we saw a swan nesting on 4 eggs . on saturday a friend and i were at slimbridge where we saw the first wild common cranes from the zeiss hide! there were 3 of them near the water and a first for us too . other wild birds we saw were; buzzard,jackdaw--loads of them everywhere--,coot and chicks,moorhen and chicks,garden warbler--heard--,avocets -one on nest,shelduck, BHG,mallard and chicks,crow,tufted duck,herring gull,canada geese,oystercatcher, heard chiffcahaff, woodpigeon,egyptian goose,robin,blackcap,reed bunting,lots of rooks,swallow, house martin,greylag and goslings,watched a great tit feeding young in nest box,pochard,wren, common tern, and of course, the super cranes!. anyone been watching Springwatch ? its brilliant and alsdo seen some of the afternoon ones with nick baker.
I have never seen a cuckoo before.
I've not seen a cuckoo yet. You might like tweet of the day on BBC radio 4, it has different birds on it.
hi , just seen something a few minutes ago never seen before! it was hailing quite a bit and the pigeons on the lawn were just sitting there in it with their wings outstretched as if using them as umbrellas! they are still there now but with wings normal . i `d just fed them before it hailed. i wonder why they didnt go under the oak tree now in full leaf to shelter. funny birds! anyone else seen this happen?
I think the video is great
hi went to our RSPB Reserve at Sandwell valley on thursday morning to see if the Avocet was still there but sadly it had gone. must have just been passing through. we did see and hear a fine Cetti`s Warbler though which was great! and several orange tip butterflies saw first swifts on friday ! big fox around last night.
this blog is ausome !
hey , guys , we have our first ever Avocet at RSPB Sandwell valley! i heard about tonight at our RSPB meeting and the bird arrived this morning --also first for the area too . hope i can get to see it ! our meeting was all about bees and was brilliant and how we can help them . dont use pesticides on plants etc sas it kills bees . more info from the bumblebee conservation trust --google it .