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Springwatch is back - yay!

Did anyone else watch last night? We badgers were the stars of the show! I can't wait to find out if they'll show up again on tonight's show.

I'm going to keep an eye on the webcams to see what happens during the day. Looks like the redstart chicks won't be there for long!

www.bbc.co.uk

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Thank you for the kind offers everyone - managed to get that thorn out in the end and I feel much better. It got me thinking about hedgehogs though, and I found this awesome game!

www.devonwildlifetrust.org/help-the-hog-game

It's by the Devon Wildlife Trust and it's all about hedgehogs. You have to help Harry the Hedgehog avoid dangers in the garden and find the things he needs. I've learned loads of things I didn't know about them.

I love the music too!

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Ouch!

That'll teach me to go snuffling about in the undergrowth without looking where I'm going. I just stuck my nose straight into a hidden bramble patch and jabbed it on a thorn. I feel like I've just wrestled with a hedgehog!

Can anyone help me pull out the splinter? My poor, sensitive little nose!

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Hi everyone - are you enjoying some time off school at the moment? We badgers are lucky because we don't have to go, but my friend Solar is loving the chance to spend some time outdoors.

He came visit my sett the other day and brought this photograph with him. He wasn't sure what it was so we asked Beebee about it. It's called a lily beetle and likes to munch gardener's plants.

I think it's got a naughty look on its on its face! What do you think we should name it? Solar suggested 'Nibbler' but I'm voting for 'The Destroyer'. Anyone got any other ideas?

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Guess what I've been snuffling today? Hedgehog poo!

I know humans don't really like looking at poo very much (apart from Chris Packham of course), but I think it's really interesting. Not only does it mean that the hedgehogs near me are out and about again, but I could also have a good look at what they've been eating for lunch!

No shiny beetle bits in there yet - maybe it needs to get a bit warmer before there's lots of them around to eat? I'll report back if I discover any more interesting piles.

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comments

  • Birdetus
    • Date: 2013-07-11 17:33:40
    • Birdetus

    did you really see a young Fox ?

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-07-03 09:51:59
    • Swiftafa

    hi , saw the young fox again in the early hours of this morning jumping about on the lawn! last night at our beaver scout colony where i help i had to bring my Awards certificates so that the leader could show them to the beavers on how i won my Nature Ranger Award. unknown to me i was later given a beaver medal for getting the award and was so thrilled with it . m,y name is in the wildlife watch mag saying i was the first watcher to get the Nature Ranger award . ! have seen some goldfinches near our flats garden so could be nesting close. theres a robin on the seat at top of the garden. sparrowhawks havent been seen lately after the pigeons.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-06-26 13:15:05
    • Swiftafa

    hi , i was treated to a brilliant wildlife show last night on our lawn. the young fox came first and started jumping about on the lawn as if pouncing on prey, then lay down, got up ,ran about and then was joined by by the adult fox who did the same things . the young one was nuzzling the muzzle of the older fox. they raced about , jumped and then the young one saw me at the window and shot off behind the garages where we thinki they have their den. the adult fox trotted off down the garden . it was funny watching them jumping and prancing about --only ever seen foxes do this on telly but now seen it in the wild . i was just about to put my binoculars away when i saw something approaching and thought it was the ginger cat that comes around at times but as it came by the window i saw it was another fox! he trotted off down the garden , show over! have any other watchers seen foxes jumping about on the lawn as if catching prey? of course the foxes i saw could have been playing with a shrew or mouse or just having a bit of fun

  • Birdetus
    • Date: 2013-06-23 12:56:25
    • Birdetus

    This week is the first time ever that I've seen lesser redpolls in my garden!

  • Birdetus
    • Date: 2013-06-23 12:50:10
    • Birdetus

    spring watch is awesome do you like it

  • Birdetus
    • Date: 2013-06-23 10:34:14
    • Birdetus

    Seriously an earthworm out of lego that is crazyand is strange.

  • Birdetus
    • Date: 2013-06-23 08:29:05
    • Birdetus

    have you been watching springwatch? it wasn't very good when a grass snake eating a medow pipit isn't that bad. was funny when someone tweeted every lie on the roof of the barn where the jackdaws live and this is what the tweet was every time the jackdaw intruders came you had an air rifel on the barn roof and shoot both the intruders once

  • Bugulus
    • Date: 2013-06-19 18:58:47
    • Bugulus

    I think it is funny but also has info on the web site

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-06-17 15:05:49
    • Swiftafa

    Hey , have you been watching Springwatch? Its been really great and I actually saw the grasssnake slither into the meadow pipits nest , take one of the young and scattered the rest . The poor jackdaw chicks took a hammering from the other adult birds but glad they were ok . I was at Ynyshir last year when springwatch were there but they were not there at that time of visit. I `ve seen lots of swallows, house martins and swifts and also been watching a couple of foxes who live behind the garages at our flats. one is a young one. My watch mag came today and i saw a bit about me --the first watcher to complete the Nature Ranger award! i was bowled over and surprised to read it . I saw 13 redkites last week on my way home from sussex from the train window between Reading and Oxford and several came really close.

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2013-06-16 10:45:31
    • Ottero

    This morning I have just looked out of my window to see young starlings fighting for the food on my bird feeder!! They have eaten loads of the food that I put out. There were about three or four of them, I saw the two adult starlings nearby with the young earlier.