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Check out this video everyone.

It was filmed by Devon Wildlife Trust at the edge of a nature reserve near Exeter. It's a big swirling cloud of hundreds of starlings. They're flocking together in a tight ball just before they go down to roost.

Isn't it amazing how they all change direction together and form those cool shapes? Getting out to see things like this is worth getting cold for.

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C-c-c-crikey, it's p-pretty c-c-c-cold. Brrr!

I'm glad I prepared my bedding in advance so that I don't have to go outside too often. The snow sticks to my fur.

I am getting a bit hungry though. Now where did I bury that sandwich?

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Wow Swiftafa - a peregrine! I would love to see one! They're so fast and deadly. I've heard they're starting to live in our towns and cities again so maybe they'll be a common sight soon.

I have seen some redwings and fieldfares though. They're all tucking into apples in an old orchard near my sett. I like to go there sometimes and munch on the fallen fruit, but the birds don't like me much. They make a terrible racket when they see me coming!

I had a look at your rabbit, Barnyifa. So cute! Make sure you give him a cuddle from me.

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I have been on the perfect adventure for badgers - a Fungal Foray! I got to use my well-trained nose to snuffle about in the undergrowth (one of my favourite pass times) but this time to help science.

I followed a group of fungi experts who were collecting all kinds of mushroom and mould so that they could identify them and find out what was living in the wood. I rooted up lots of different types - have a look at my basket!

Some fungi can be poisonous of course, so I didn't eat any. I did get to eat lots of other things instead - minibeasts live in the leaf litter too!

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Thanks Beebeeelas and everyone for the tips - here it is! What do you think? I have to confess that I did get a little bit of help from my friends in the Wildlife Watch gang...

And well done Swanita for completing the fun run on Halloween and helping to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. I hope you had a good day. Did you dress up as anything? All my trick-or-treat goodies got eaten up, but mainly by my other badger friends. No humans came to my sett for them for some reason...

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comments

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-04-17 17:09:28
    • Chaffuea

    My mum said a few days ago, well ages ago so now I'm not so sure, that we are going to get some frogs born in our pond but it doesn't seem like she's got round to doing it so I don't think that we will get any but it was worth mentioning. Also my dad says that we might be allowed a vegetable patch in our garden but we haven't got round to doing that either.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-04-17 17:05:16
    • Chaffuea

    I've had some quite nice whether here and I'm happy to say it's improving my plants health.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-15 17:20:27
    • Duckulla

    I love wild flowers and im going to try and make my own mini meadow outside my window

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-06 12:53:47
    • Duckulla

    I do hope you get some dry wether soon. My wether has been just the same i'm afraid.

  • Butterulos
    • Date: 2014-04-02 18:08:41
    • Butterulos

    I think Badgers Blog is Fantastic.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-04-02 10:03:18
    • Swiftafa

    hi , yesterday there were 2 hedgehogs in the garden . one was there in the morning and the other one came in tha afternoon. they were young ones and they were snuffling around looking for insects etc. . i took a photo of them together. they are so lovely. just found an exciting project on the wildle watch website called Project Wild Thing and signed up . have a look at the project . also saw my first peacock butterfly yesterday too .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-27 10:22:09
    • Swiftafa

    hey , had a great time last saturday at moseley bog and joy`s wood reserve near birmingham as the wildlife trust had a celebration of spring event on there. we went on a walk with a guide and saw lots of plants not seen before and i heard my first chiffchaff. the reserve is ancient and goes back before the dinos were around and i was given a stone from the triassic area which was once used by the bronze age people in heating up water for a bronze age sauna! the stone had cracks in it due to the heat and was told i may have been the first person to pick it up since the bronze age people had it! nice thought . when i got home i cleaned it up and put it in my fossil box. moseley bog is well worth a visit for wildlife and archaeology. joy`s wood got its name from a person called joy fifer who campaigned to save the area. i`ve seen lots of bees , bumble bees , 2 butterflies, lots of wild flowers and buds on trees over the last few weeks . cant wait for springwatch to come back on telly!

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:41:23
    • Razorelus

    I like hedgehogs but i have never seen one. I would like to a see a paricon falcon. Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when your part of the team. Everything is Awesome when we live in our dream. Everything is better when we sticktogether. Side by side you and I gonna win for ever. Whet's party for ever.

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:31:09
    • Razorelus

    Hi folks I,m a cowboy

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:34:51
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .