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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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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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I met an unusual looking duck outside my sett this week who said he was a Pochard. I looked him up in my id book and sure enough, there he was. He said that he usually only comes to the UK in winter and that made me wonder if there were any other ducks that I might only spot at this time of year. I found out that there are quite a few so I set off down to the lake to see what I could see. It was great. I saw a Widgeon and a Teal! I’d really like to see a Golden Eye but I’ve not found one yet. Have any of you ever spotted one?

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Well Christmas is almost here and I’ve been busy, busy, busy!

Yesterday I decorated my sett with holly, ivy and pine cones (it looks quite magical) and this morning I made some worm mince pies – delicious! This afternoon I ate the mince pies and now my tummy hurts! Is 14 mince pies in one go too many do you think? Oh well, tonight I’ll go for a brisk walk under the stars and gaze at the lovely big moon, I’m sure that will make me feel better.

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-10 16:46:44
    • Ospreyas

    Thanks to wildlife watch i have been learning a lot of things that I didn't know before!!

  • Mandata
    • Date: 2013-12-06 16:07:57
    • Mandata

    We have lots of cats near our house and they come into my garden but we have a light in the garden and it lights up when something or someone comes nar it.The cats go under it and I think it scares my mum!

  • 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