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I took a trip to the beach last week. I'd heard it was National Marine Week so I thought I would have a go at rockpooling. It was amazing! There were all sorts of creatures that I'd never seen before. I saw anemones and limpets and a very small starfish. I even saw a crab hiding under a rock. I think I got a bit too close to him though because he gave me a pinch right on the end of my nose. It still hurts now. Next time I think I'll look for dolphins, they might be less snappy.

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Cor the weather is so hot! Last night it stayed warm all night. I wish I could take my fur coat off. At least I can escape to my cool burrow during the day and escape from the heat. If only they made worm flavoured ice-cream, I'd like some of that.

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There was a strange light in a box near my burrow last night. I couldn't work out what it could be or why it was there. But then this morning I peered out of my burrow and saw some people arrive to look in the box.

It turns out that it was a moth trap. All the moths had flown towards the light in the box during the night and they were still there this morning. I liked a big pink and green one best. Someone said it was called an Elephant Hawk Moth. I’ll keep my eye out for those from now on.

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Has anyone had a go at the activity sheets in the games and downloads section of the website? I've just made my own pond dipping net out of an old pair of tights!

I wonder what I'll find in the pond near my sett? Maybe dragons...

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Hooray - spring has arrived at last!

I've been ticking off all the returning birds I've seen and recording the dates. So far I've seen swallows, sand martins and blackcaps, and I've heard chiffchaffs and willow warblers (my favourite). Their song is a bit like how I imagine a waterfall would sound if it could sing!

Has anyone heard a cuckoo yet? I love how they say their name. I might try it. Bad-ger! Bad-ger! Bad-ger!

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:30:50
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail.

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:29:31
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail

  • Wigeonugru
    • Date: 2013-12-04 18:35:48
    • Wigeonugru

    I saw a few scrapes and some torn out fur on the grass in a local park yesterday, obviously rabbits fighting. What would they be fighting about, though, at this time of year? My teacher said he's known them to have kittens as late as December in a wool bale, how territorial are the bucks though? (We human does are generally more civilised, but I don't have any rabbit friends)

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:27
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:26
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:25
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:23
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:17
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Whinchaca
    • Date: 2013-11-30 14:02:51
    • Whinchaca

    there are lots of cool things i didnt know, thanks to wildlife watch i have learned more than i thought.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-11-25 14:13:28
    • Swiftafa

    hi , just had 2 great trips back home to wales . first was on sunday nov 17 when i went to RSPB Conway with sutton coldfield rspb group. early start at 7am and got there about 10.15am . we had a great day , saw lots of waterfowl and waders including the elusive water rail . great view. weather was great too and i got some bara brith and welsh cakes from the cafe. two days later my friend and i were at lake Vyrnwy in mid wales and we had snow flurries , saw snow on the mountains and at lower ground too , i was a mutt---i left my camera at home so couldnt take any snowy pics! the sun was out , sky blue and it was so beaurtiful.. in the hide we saw lots of small birds on the feeders such as siskin , great,blue ,marsh and coal tits, chaffinches , robin, nuthatch, and saw pheasants on the ground too , we had lunch in the cafe and went to the rspb shop where i found enough snow for snowballs!. we went over the dam and saw 2 ravens and a redkite circling overhead. we drove round the lake as someone told us dippers had been seen but sadly we didnt see them. we had had a great day. i have seen a small hedgehog outside on the grass and was concerned about as it should have hibernated by now. and may not survuive the winter. however i havent seen it lately so maybe at last it has hibernated .. i did see a squashed hedgehog up the road on way to church on sunday morning so hope it wasnt that little one i had seen last week.. any one else seen any late hedgehogs?