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*Scratch scratch scratch*

Ahhh...

*Scratchy scratchy scratch*

Much better. These sticky little burr thingies keep getting stuck in my fur! Good thing I've got long claws and sharp teeth to get them out with.

*Nibble nibble scratch*

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Eek! I've got a spooky story to tell you!

I was snuffling about outside my sett the other night, minding my own business, when I heard a weird noise in the undergrowth. It was sort of grunty sound with lots of loud sniffing and scurrying going on.

I froze thinking some strange woodland monster was hunting me from the bushes. I couldn't see a thing. Was I about to get eaten?

Just when I'd decided to run away, a couple of small, prickly objects came trotting towards me, arguing the whole way. They didn't even notice me as they hurried past - they were too busy with each other!

It was two hedgehogs making friends (or trying to). They scared me half to death!

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It's funny that Ottero found a toad wandering about in a house - I've had a couple hopping down into my sett recently! I wonder if they like the nice dark and earthy tunnels I've dug.

A word of warning for you though. Don't try to eat toads - they go all foamy and they taste awful!

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How sad - Springwatch is over for another year. It went so fast! I enjoyed watching the web cams so that I could keep an eye on the stars of the show - the birds that is, not the presenters! - and I wonder how they'll all get on now that the show is over.

I think my favourite bit was hearing about the osprey chicks hatching at Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust's Dyfi reserve. How amazing to be able to see into the nest of such a rare and beautiful bird! The best part is that we can keep up to date with how they're getting on at their website (www.montwt.co.uk They've already grown so quickly.

What was your favourite bit?

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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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comments

  • 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?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-24 12:55:33
    • Chaffuea

    I just went bird spotting for a few minutes but I didn't find much because it was really cold so I came in after a while and didn't get much done. I found 3 black birds, two flying together and one flying on it's own, and one magpie.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-24 10:08:32
    • Chaffuea

    I'm going bird spotting today and I'm hoping to use the book that I've got on birds from wildlife watch! Wish me luck!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 15:12:01
    • Chaffuea

    Did you know that me and my family found these mushrooms in our garden and my brother keep saying that there are Smurfs living in the mushrooms but I don't believe that! I think that that is a very good imagination he has got though because I wouldn't of thought of Smurfs I would though of fairies wouldn't you?