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Wow, isn't it amazing how quickly spring gets going once it starts? It seems like only yesterday that I saw the first snowdrops, yet all of a sudden there are daffodils and wood anemones (like these ones), travelling toads, arriving birds and butterflies everywhere!

You've been spotting loads of stuff too - tawny owls calling, frogspawn, ladybirds... Next it will be bluebells! I can't wait. It's always my favourite time of the year and a chance to go out and take pictures in the sunshine.

Foxor has also been out looking for me and my badger friends. Leave us some peanuts if you like...

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Guess what I heard today! My first birdy sign of spring - a chiffchaff!

I like chiffchaffs because they're easy to identify. They're hard to see in the tree tops and their creamy brown feathers help them to blend into their surroundings, but they sing nice and loudly.

So what do they sound like? That's easy. They sing their name!

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Ha. That'll show him. I've gone all the way round my sett making sure it's properly defended and that nosey fox hasn't been back since.

There really is only one way to mark your territory good and proper. Watch your step...

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Grrr! Someone's been sniffing about near my sett! Who was it? Where did they go?

I can smell them and there are paw marks in the dirt all around the entrance of my sett. The secret visitor must have been sneaking about while I was away and had a nosey around. I bet it was that big fox I've seen lately.

Well, he can't have it. This sett is mine!

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Hello all - and welcome to Badger's Blog Waspales and Mewora! What's it all about, you ask?

Here we talk about cool wildlife stuff like the animals we've seen or the things we've found out. We tell jokes, show pictures and share awesome videos we've watched.

Check out this one!

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  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 13:28:54
    • Chaffuea

    How do you keep fish in your pond because there used to be fish in my pond but they just died away. I'm not sure if there are any still left, we'll have to have a good look around with a net! I think the fish that we had in our pond were goldfish or at least something in a colour around gold!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 13:23:28
    • Chaffuea

    Foxes don't seem to be very rare around here because they always seem to come and say hello