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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Badger's Blog

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Check out this video everyone.

It was filmed by Devon Wildlife Trust at the edge of a nature reserve near Exeter. It's a big swirling cloud of hundreds of starlings. They're flocking together in a tight ball just before they go down to roost.

Isn't it amazing how they all change direction together and form those cool shapes? Getting out to see things like this is worth getting cold for.

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C-c-c-crikey, it's p-pretty c-c-c-cold. Brrr!

I'm glad I prepared my bedding in advance so that I don't have to go outside too often. The snow sticks to my fur.

I am getting a bit hungry though. Now where did I bury that sandwich?

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Wow Swiftafa - a peregrine! I would love to see one! They're so fast and deadly. I've heard they're starting to live in our towns and cities again so maybe they'll be a common sight soon.

I have seen some redwings and fieldfares though. They're all tucking into apples in an old orchard near my sett. I like to go there sometimes and munch on the fallen fruit, but the birds don't like me much. They make a terrible racket when they see me coming!

I had a look at your rabbit, Barnyifa. So cute! Make sure you give him a cuddle from me.

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comments

  • 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