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Hello everyone!

So you saw High Seas programme too, Ottero? It was good, wasn't it! I particularly liked watching the orcas in the dark as they were following the fishing boat - they looked quite ghostly as they emerged from the sea into the light.

Did you see them 'skyhopping' to take a look at the people filming them? And the way they stun fish with their powerful tails to stun them was very clever.

They're a bit like badgers of the sea really. Living in groups, black and white, active at night, taking freebies from people when they can get them, and highly intelligent! I bet they don't write blogs though...

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Yay! Springwatch is on again! I watched the first one in the new series last night which was all about climate change. Did anyone else see it?

It was good to hear Chris Packham talking about all the important work The Wildlife Trusts do to help care for and restore some of our wild places. Being a land-loving badger, I also sometimes forget about our seas and all the wonderful wildlife it supports. And to think that only a tiny bit of it is protected!

I'm looking forward to learning lots more about nature in the UK over the next few weeks. Hooray for Springwatch!

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Did you all watch Bill Oddie's Top Ten Aliens last night? I thought it was really good. It was all about the 10 best and 10 worst non-native animals that now live in Britain and had loads of cool facts about them.

I didn't know that there are scorpions in London that glow bright green under UV light - that was awesome!

If you missed it, you can catch it again on the BBC iPlayer (just copy this into your search bar: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sf77z/Bill_Oddies_Top_10_Aliens/).

I think my favourite part of the whole show was watching the baby Mandarin ducklings fledging from their nest - all the way up a tree! It's a good thing they're bouncy! Have a look at them in this video I've found.

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Hello all - what busy Wildlife Watchers you have all been this week. I can't hope to keep up with you and your nature spotting!

I have never seen a hooded crow (they don't live near my badger sett) but they sound wonderful. Perhaps one day I'll go to see them. There are still plenty of other birds nearby to keep me busy - and I can always read about Buster if I can't find any!

There's a cool new Nick Baker video on the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel all about building a nest box for bees. Click the little YouTube button at the bottom of this page to see it. You can also watch the trailer for the new film 'Where The Wild Things Are'. You lot already seem to know where the UK's wild things are though...

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Ooh ooh ooh - I've spotted my first swallows! Lots of them! They seem to have all arrived at once. I even saw them darting in and out of some overhanging buildings. I bet they were checking for good nest sites.

But sorry, Voleyi - no swifts yet. Lots of house and sand martins though. I like them.

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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