03/26/2017 at 08:01.
To all the fantastic mothers out there!
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03/26/2017 at 09:30
I miss the great crested grebes here. We only had 1 breeding pair on my local pool but sadly one died. I also miss my children who are too far away to spend the day with me. Like the birds they have children of their own to deal with. My mother died along time ago. But I'm not sad on this beautiful day. I will go to church, pray that Mothers everywhere will have something to celebrate today.
03/26/2017 at 09:38
Sitting in the conservatory I can see a blue tit coming and going to the bird box with beakfulls of moss so hopefully soon we will have some chicks. 🐣🐣🐣
03/26/2017 at 08:14
Here in Germany it is only in May, but we mothers have Mother's Day every day when they have gorgeous children like me!!
yesterday at 19:28.
Who remembers these guys?
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yesterday at 19:37
Boarlets? That's a new one. Usually it's 'piglet' or 'hoglet' as it's gender non-specific (boar referring to males). A squeaker is a very young hoglet but humbug suits them so much!! 💕
yesterday at 20:25
We've had a family bulldozing our garden this week. They visit every year and we just tramp back the clods of earth and grass after they spend the night rooting their way around the garden!
yesterday at 20:46
In Germany they're called Frischlinge...freshlings! They do look like humbugs on legs though
yesterday at 08:20.
That is one grumpy looking kestrel...
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yesterday at 11:32
He just concentrating on his next meal. Not grumpy at all. Elegant.
yesterday at 09:05
I think it looks rather happy actually 😊 And beautiful of course
03/26/2017 at 00:41
I think the gorgeous local female sparrowhawk had a nasty end last night. Her prey was on the verge still. So sad.
03/24/2017 at 20:01.
The man who is friends with Badgers!
Watch with sound to hear the adorable moment a badger crunches a biscuit...
Part of the Clan: Searching for badgers with Robert Fuller
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03/24/2017 at 20:11
When I was in Royal Navy, we used to have badgers coming up to the guardhouse for cheese and ham
Toasties!! They used to walk in to the guardroom with is all sitting on stools and we used to feed them the toasties!! It was well worth being on watch!! 😎
03/24/2017 at 20:27
Iv only got pretty close to a badger once many years ago, I was out on an early morning ride with my horse and saw a badger coming home from a night out on the tiles I think, he/she did hide in the long nettles but as i rode past out he/she came and just trundled off down the bridleway home. Iv never seen another other than tv or videos so I shall treasure that memory.
03/24/2017 at 23:22
I can't begin to imagine the patience involved to become that accepted by a Badger Clan. I've been filming a Sett in my mothers garden for a couple of years and it's been fascinating watching cubs grow etc but to get that close would take more time than I have. Unfortunately Mum passed away a while ago and I'm about to lose access to the Sett - that will be a sad day.
03/24/2017 at 13:01.
Where are the frogs spawning? Take part in the #SpawnSurvey!
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yesterday at 11:08
We were out walking a couple of weeks ago down country lanes in Galston, east Ayrshire and came across a lump of spawn in the middle of the road, I didn't have anything with me to transport it back to a safe place, but there was a big puddle in a ditch at the side of the road that I managed to drag it into. There wasn't any sign of an injured frog or toad near by so not sure how it got there! It did have what looked like streaks of blood on it. ☹
03/24/2017 at 14:17
Had frog spawn in the pond one day, middle of Feb. Then 3 days with it appearing on the lawn, edges and paths. They are now leaving the spawn and the fish are chasing them all over. Same happened last year but still plenty survived.
yesterday at 17:57
We had a fair amount of frog spawn on our pond this year (Hythe, Kent), albeit a week or so later than usual. We gave away quite a lot to friends with ponds who had had none and kept the rest which has now converted to tadpoles.
03/23/2017 at 20:02.
Well this is just adorable!
Guy Helps Baby Bird Find Worms
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03/23/2017 at 20:25
Wonderful 😊 my dad used to have a Robin fly down when he was digging in the soil , he used to talk away to it and throw the worms when digging x I remember watching this as a child and feeling overwhelmed ❤ my dad's ship sailed many years ago I miss him so much 😢 but when I see a Robin now I smile a wise little smile ❤ look after the small and fragile xxxx the rewards are cosmic x
03/23/2017 at 20:05
Thats not a baby Robin, to big for a start...not sure what it is....sweet though.
03/23/2017 at 22:20
I was told that when you see a robin it's a loved one who has passed away looking out for you - a week after my grandparent's joint funeral I saw 2 little robins 1 passed a twig to the other and I had that strange mix of smiling and crying!!
03/22/2017 at 13:00.
Garden birds really will nest anywhere! Martin has sent us this one, have you got any birds nesting yet?
Don't worry, the bird came back!
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03/22/2017 at 13:02
Will it return now its been disturbed? I hope so please let us all know x
03/22/2017 at 13:57
We have a Robin who's made her nest in a bird feeder! 2 of her 3 babies have now hatched within the last couple of days. My children have named the mum Robina Robinson and her babies are Robinita, Roberta and (as of yesterday yet to hatch) Robbie! The mum is back and forth feeding, despite my labrador running around, we can watch her from our kitchen. We peeked in yesterday when mum went off to get breakfast, just to make sure all was well 😀
03/22/2017 at 16:42
A robin has removed various items from my Husband's bits and bobs trays in our shed to make way for moss and other nesting material. He wondered why he kept finding white cabinet connector blocks dotted about on our garden wall!
03/21/2017 at 20:10.
Otters are doing really well in the UK thanks to some amazing work from conservationists. Have you got them near you?
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03/21/2017 at 21:47
I sat and watched a mother and three cubs last summer not more than 10yds in front of me. It was fantastic to watch. I'm an angler but I would never want to see one hurt / killed. The UK wild Otter trust would / can arrange trapping and movement of problem animals.
03/21/2017 at 20:16
They are doing well but with the massive decline in eel populations (a main food source) they are having a decimating impact on other fish species and wildfowl.
03/21/2017 at 22:49
anglers coming out in force here and really showing how stupid they are. Get a life. Angling is a hobby. Wildlife is far more important than your silly pastime.
03/21/2017 at 13:01.
Is this robin channeling a certain Springwatch presenter?
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03/21/2017 at 13:07
Pardon me but you have my hair
03/21/2017 at 14:37
That Robin could do worse than channel Mr Packham. Best presenter bar none
03/21/2017 at 13:10
Wish it was Bill Oddie he's my favorite presenter :) Bring back Bill please
03/20/2017 at 20:02.
Introducing the house mouse!
The humble house mouse
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03/20/2017 at 20:17
Cute but not what I wanted to find in my kitchen, eating my pets food right from under their noses. Was a nightmare to catch, bought a humane trap, caught it, walked a mile in the rain to release it and the little sod came back. I know it was the same mouse because he had a kink in his tail!
Philip Cm Heinzl
03/20/2017 at 21:18
They might be able to live happily alongside us , but maybe we dont want to have to live with mouse crap infested foodstuffs, damaged goods and potential hazardous conditions caused by their activities.
03/20/2017 at 21:12
They are cute but not too much too near. Saw this mouse come out under the settee and sat and watched tv for an hour engrossed and didn't move. I was fascinated by it. I left the back door open and he went out.
03/20/2017 at 15:07.
Happy international day of happiness!
The Real Happiness Project: Manifesto
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03/22/2017 at 07:27
You're saying 'put down your screens' but then tell people to watch BBC Earth, when by far the best way of experiencing nature is to get out and about and see it for yourself. There's just no substitute.
Shaun Courtenay Worthington
03/20/2017 at 17:29
I believe it! YOU CAN SEE IT AND FEEL IT IN THE SUN'S warm.rays
03/20/2017 at 19:14
I've planted my wild flowers. Can't wait to see them .
03/20/2017 at 13:00.
This is a slow worm, and it's neither slow, nor a worm! It's not a snake either, it's actually a legless lizard! They're quite common in gardens and like to live in compost heaps. They're good for gardeners as they love to eat slugs!
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03/20/2017 at 13:05
Is it against the law to tutch them pick them up .thank you
03/20/2017 at 13:23
have a few every year in my garden. Even when I turned a large pot out like a sandcastle there on the top was a slow worm must have crawled through the hole in the bottom and wintered in there.
Sometimes have to relocate them from the cat and foxes. Found a tail of one so it must have had an encounter with a cat, fox or large bird. Find them all over the garden.
03/20/2017 at 13:42
First sighting this year, I found two quite small ones in my garden last week whilst pulling up old hop roots from a gully. I carefully put the debris back over them to give them a chance, they're gone now. I do like them, they eat loads of my unwanted snails - I don't have any wanted snails!
03/20/2017 at 08:03.
Waking up on Monday morning like...
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Gillian Carney Smith
03/20/2017 at 09:25
I found a drenched crow and a baby sparrow I put a gentle hair dryer on them and each of these times the parent birds waited for them to be returned ☺
03/20/2017 at 08:54
I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards too lol
03/21/2017 at 08:13
that's what i look like when i'm drenched from the rain :P
03/19/2017 at 20:03.
A grey heron surveys its kingdom...
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03/19/2017 at 21:24
after replacing all our fish!!!! :( we put a chimney pot on it's side in the pond for the fish to hide in, we haven't lost a fish in the last 12 years even though the heron still visits.
03/19/2017 at 21:20
We have one that spends most of its time at the little river just up the road from me....one day we watched it fly to the roof opposite ours...beautiful and such graceful animals..x
03/19/2017 at 23:00
35 or more years ago I began to see them on the river Lee in Stratford, E. London, just off Romford Rd. on the roofs of old warehouses and factories, along with kingfishers and magpies. Unknown at that time but Mum and I so thrilled...
03/19/2017 at 13:03.
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03/19/2017 at 16:29
Really need to concentrate on the brown and blue hares more in the programme instead if the same swallow/ blue tits every year
03/20/2017 at 00:17
This pic was obviously not taken on a grouse moor.
03/19/2017 at 16:06
We are on Islay this week lovely to see hare out and about
03/19/2017 at 08:02.
Scottish wildcats are one of the rarest mammals in the world, facing extinction through interbreeding with feral domesticated cats.
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03/19/2017 at 08:23
The real reason they are facing extinction is habitat loss. Breeding with feral cats is a consequence of habitat loss.... to save wildcats we must rewild the Highlands and remove sheep and shooting estates.
03/19/2017 at 08:37
Not just to try and save wildcats but also for the health of domestic cats and dogs I think you should have to have a license to have an un- newted or spaed cat or dog. We have too meny stray cats and dogs and too many home breeders who don't know what their doing.
03/19/2017 at 14:34
BBC Springwatch THAT PICTURE'S NOT A TRUE WILD CAT, it's a mix breed. Wild cats do not have ANY white in their pelt at all.
Proud frog! Your frogspawn photos have been coming in thick and fast, spring is really around the corner.
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03/19/2017 at 06:01
Well we made a late mini pond this year (ie about 3 weeks ago) with some pond plants and edging plants to grow over the coming months, don't expect much this year, but hopefully next. Got a frogillo too, though found a dead bumblebee in it yesterday 😐. We had frogs in our garden last year without the pond, so fingers crossed they'll find it. #springmakesmehappy 😊
Got none this year :( however question for you lovely people.
My parents have a pond and have a very healthy frog and spawn population.
However this year the spawn sort of 'melted' and disappeared. Any ideas why?
yesterday at 19:56
These tadpoles were seen in a rutted puddle in Aberaman Woods above Cynon Valley north of Cardiff on Wednesday 15 March. Nice early signs of spring
Black adder! This adder is melanistic, which makes it darker than others. It's thought to be beneficial for adders living further north as they can more easily absorb heat from the sun's rays!
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A melanistic pheasant pictured in the farmer's field next to my garden ...didn't know about these, knew about albino creatures but not the other end of the pigment scale !
Two things ye must know about a Melanistic Adder! One - it is an Adder! Two....
See loads of black Adders down here in Wiltshire, also a few Baldricks !!!
Tawny owls will happily nest in human-made boxes, so it's a good idea to put them in your garden if you hear owls out and about. Let us see your pictures if you have any!
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We had a pair of tawnies and one fledgling in our box last year. Installed a camera this year but sadly just a few brief visits like this one last November.
Tawney Owl and chick in a natural nest. I monitored this nest for a few weeks right up until the chick successfully fledged. Sadly the chick succumbed to what was probably a Fox as I found its remains on the ground a few days later.
There's a local ranger looking after and monitoring the boxes for tawneys (and barn owls) around the estate where we live. The tawneys have definitely been very vocal over the last month or so!
The birds are starting to nest! This dipper is collecting vegetation to keep their eggs and chicks nice and cosy.
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Philip Cm Heinzl
two days ago this guy was doing a bit of DIY ...sounded more like a woodpecker, but I guess he was only hanging the new pics on the wall :p
my blackbirds are starting to nest I keep having the male hiding behind the tree and popping his head out to say hello so funny when he chases off another male and runs back under my tree afterwards
Got some wrens outside the kitchen window doing just that.