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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

  • 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

  • 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?