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Grr, what is that loud noise? It keeps waking me up! It sounds like someone screeching, but I bet it's one of those big pink birds. I've been seeing more and more of them around lately digging about in the leaves.

They look like they're collecting acorns. When they find one they fly off with it in their beak. Maybe they're stashing them somewhere? My friend Solar says they are jays and that they are really busy in the autumn. Have you seen one?

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I keep seeing lots of big dragonflies fluttering about when I go on my walks. It's nice to see them late in the year like this, as well as all the butterflies that suddenly seem to have arrived. Perhaps they're make the most of things before winter gets here!

Here's one I spotted the other day that let me get really close. It was sitting on a branch and didn't seem to mind me taking its picture. I had to sneak up very slowly and quietly though - not easy when you have four feet to worry about, I can tell you.

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Hooray! I've done it! It took me a little while and some hard work, but I finally got there. I've got my Hedgehog award!!

I can see some of you guys are way ahead of me and already working towards your Kestrel award. I'm going to contact my local Trust and ask them to send me the things I need to start mine. I can't wait!

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I've been watching live video of puffins and storm petrels on Alderney Wildlife Trust's awesome webcam. I love the way they come flying into shot on the way to their burrows!

Check it out: there's a link to the site on the Wildlife Watch homepage or search for 'Petrel Cam' in your search engine.

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Look what I spotted on one of my wildlife walks recently - a funny coloured sparrow!

I did a bit of research with my friends to find out more about birds with unusual feathers and found out that it can be quite common in some birds. Did you know you can even get really pale badgers?

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comments

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-03-03 17:38:59
    • Chaffuea

    sounds very interesting Magoma! I've never seen a Golden eye before maybe I'll look on Google and find some things out about it! It sounds rare but it probably isn't if there are lots of them.

  • Magoma
    • Date: 2014-03-02 17:45:22
    • Magoma

    we have golden-eyes everywhere at Stanley park, blackpool

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-27 18:05:49
    • Chaffuea

    I've seen lots of birds in Farnham Park as well Loonaga. Also what type of birds did you see? I'm just wandering because it would be exciting if it was some kind of rare bird wouldn't it!

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:48:57
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:47:12
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-22 17:23:49
    • Chaffuea

    Well I don't know whether these are spring flowers but I've seen a few daffodils around my house Swiftafa. Well also I went into town through Farnham Park and I wasn't on the look out or anything and I probably missed some but I didn't find any. Maybe next time I go into town I'll be looking for them and I might see some. Thanks for the advice Swiftafa.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-02-20 14:21:17
    • Swiftafa

    hi , who`s seen first signs of spring? i have seen lots of snowdrops in our church grounds and in gardens near my home . Chaffuea, try looking in gardens for snowdrops or in your local park. theres a lot around so happy spotting. you dont need to live near snow. i`ve seen purple and orange crocuses in gardens and grape hyacinth too. we have daisies and lesser celandines on the lawns of our flats. i saw my first honey bee last sunday at sandwell park farm and on tuesday i saw a poor bumble bee almost dead in a street nearby. birdsong is changing too especially the robin. yipeeee! spring is a comin! Cloakilus try going out at dusk to see badgers find a place to hide , wrap up warm and wait! take someone with you. be patient --you may be lucky. best places are woodland as well as some gardens. let me know if you see one cos i havent seen one in the wild yet

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-18 14:17:32
    • Chaffuea

    I can't seem to find any snow drops anywhere and I don't live near snow.

  • Collaragri
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:52:13
    • Collaragri

    I have found some snowdrops in my back garden and i put them in my wildlife watchers handbook.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:30:59
    • Duckulla

    Snow drops are popping up all over the place at our house too.