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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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There are lots of baby birds bouncing around outside my sett at the moment. They're very noisy!

Their little wings flutter like mad and their mouths open big and wide when they're begging to be fed. I wonder if I should give that a try and see if someone will come along and feed me...?

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I've been investigating my local ponds this week and guess what I've seen? Loads and loads of frog spawn!

I was amazed to see all the different colours frogs come in too. I listened out for calling frogs and tip-toed up to the edge of one particular water hole to find a few frogs still spawning. The smaller males were holding on tight to their mates (most of which didn't look too impressed) which made it easy to compare them. Some were quite red in colour!

Have any of you got frogs in your garden ponds?

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Check out this video footage of a bittern at Mere Sands Wood, a Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserve (filmed by Ron Jackson).

Bittern camouflage is amazing, and the careful way they move helps them to stay hidden in their reedbed home. See if you can spot its huge foot when it stretches.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust hope that the bittern breeding season will be starting at Mere Sands Wood soon.

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Wow - there are snowdrops everywhere! You go to sleep for a few weeks and when you wake up, everything is different!

I think that's my cue to start getting active again. At least I don't have to worry about making a New Year's resolution to lose weight like humans do - all that lovely fat I worked so hard to put on before Christmas has melted away. Now I have to start all over again.

Time to get to work...

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comments

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-27 10:22:09
    • Swiftafa

    hey , had a great time last saturday at moseley bog and joy`s wood reserve near birmingham as the wildlife trust had a celebration of spring event on there. we went on a walk with a guide and saw lots of plants not seen before and i heard my first chiffchaff. the reserve is ancient and goes back before the dinos were around and i was given a stone from the triassic area which was once used by the bronze age people in heating up water for a bronze age sauna! the stone had cracks in it due to the heat and was told i may have been the first person to pick it up since the bronze age people had it! nice thought . when i got home i cleaned it up and put it in my fossil box. moseley bog is well worth a visit for wildlife and archaeology. joy`s wood got its name from a person called joy fifer who campaigned to save the area. i`ve seen lots of bees , bumble bees , 2 butterflies, lots of wild flowers and buds on trees over the last few weeks . cant wait for springwatch to come back on telly!

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:41:23
    • Razorelus

    I like hedgehogs but i have never seen one. I would like to a see a paricon falcon. Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when your part of the team. Everything is Awesome when we live in our dream. Everything is better when we sticktogether. Side by side you and I gonna win for ever. Whet's party for ever.

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:31:09
    • Razorelus

    Hi folks I,m a cowboy

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:34:51
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:33:58
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-03-05 14:39:33
    • Duckulla

    I love kingfishers but i have only seen one once.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-03-05 14:37:19
    • Duckulla

    I love kingfishers but i have only seen one once.

  • 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!