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My poor snout has suffered another injury. I must learn to be a bit more careful. It was all because of the blackbirds really, digging up worms from the short grass. They are amazingly good at it, just a couple of pecks and, hey presto, there’s a worm in their beak.

Now you must realise that I love a juicy worm for breakfast, and I also like to try new things, so it was hard to resist having a peck at the ground. Well, the first peck produced nothing so I tried again, still nothing. Maybe, I needed to peck a little harder….

Unfortunately that was a bad idea. Ouch!

This experience has taught me that snouts are perfect for snuffling, but no good for pecking: they are too soft and round, and they bruise easily. Whacking your snout into the ground is also a very painful experience.

The next time I decide to try something silly like this, please remind me that I am a badger not a bird!

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Well I’ve just dipped my nose in the pond and guess what I spotted? Frogspawn! A big jelly clump of it! No tadpoles yet though that I could see. Next I’m going to search for some toadspawn. It’s different to frogspawn apparently because it appears in long strings rather than a clump. Have you spotted any frog or toad spawn yet? Let me know if you do, or if you see any tadpoles, I’d love to hear about it.

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Brilliant! I’ve just seen that Wildlife Watch is giving away free wildflower seeds to grow into a mini meadow. Apparently they are great for butterflies as well as lots of other insects too. I love butterflies, so I’m going to plant some outside my sett and see how many different species of butterfly I can spot this summer. I might even make a nature diary about it for my Kestrel award. I think I’ll get started right away. Now where did I put my trowel……

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More rain again this morning. I’m down by the river and there is so much water in it. Twice as much as usual I think. The water is gushing along so fast it makes me feel quite dizzy!

I’ve just seen an amazing thing. A moment ago I spotted a flash of blue light. It was moving faster than the water, flitting this way and that. What was it? Suddenly it stopped and rested on a branch. It was a kingfisher! What a beautiful bird. I watched him for a moment but then he was gone again, a blue blur zooming off to somewhere further downstream.

I think I’ll zoom off now too, back to my sett which luckily is still dry. I’m going to try to zoom as fast as a kingfisher. Here I go.....

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Badger's Blog

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Now, where is my feather duster? My sledge is covered in cobwebs because I haven’t used it yet this year and I want to give it a whizz! If I can just get it cleaned off I’ll take it outside and look for some snow.

I’ve been thinking about sledging ever since I saw some tiny white snowdrops in a sunny spot at the edge of the wood. There were so many of them that for a moment I thought it had actually snowed! Here’s a photograph of them, aren’t they great? They are the first ones I’ve seen this year. It must mean that spring is on its way.

I do love snowdrops, but I’d really like to go sledging too. If any of you spot some real snow, please let me know where it is.

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comments

  • Partryala
    • Date: 2015-07-06 09:48:26
    • Partryala

    OH i do really love them too.... they are sooo nice. CAn we have fun toO?? :) :)

  • Partryala
    • Date: 2015-07-06 09:48:20
    • Partryala

    OH i do really love them too.... they are sooo nice. CAn we have fun toO?? :) :)

  • Partryala
    • Date: 2015-07-06 09:47:42
    • Partryala

    OH i do really love them too.... they are sooo nice. CAn we have fun toO?? :) :)

  • Partryala
    • Date: 2015-07-06 09:47:17
    • Partryala

    OH i do really love them too.... they are sooo nice. CAn we have fun toO?? :) :)

  • Heronidra
    • Date: 2015-06-22 17:49:56
    • Heronidra

    I just love this_Awesome_lt realy is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Benny the Blenny
    • Date: 2015-06-19 11:40:52
    • Benny the Blenny

    Hi Adderu, I live at the beach, just beyond the low water mark, so that my home is covered by water all the time.

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2015-06-13 09:49:24
    • Whiskolis

    Awesome

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2015-06-13 09:49:20
    • Whiskolis

    Awesome

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2015-06-13 09:49:01
    • Whiskolis

    Awesome

  • Adderu
    • Date: 2015-06-08 16:21:53
    • Adderu

    I am excited for him to go to the beach.