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Watching Wildlife - November

Watching Wildlife - November

8th November 2011
Muntjac

Muntjac

As we near the beginning of winter our forests look bare with the trees having lost nearly all of their leaves. This however, reveals a world that has been under-cover for the rest of year and all sorts of animal signs begin to appear from birds' nests in the trees, to the corridors in the undergrowth that are used by small mammals so they can move about unseen.

Not only are some animals already thinking about hibernation but others are preparing for winter in a different way as their colours change from greys and browns to a bright white, which helps them to camouflage themselves more easily into the coming snow. Large flocks of birds can also be seen as numerous individuals come over to Britain for the winter from the continent.


Mountain Hare
Mountain Hare

Stoat
Stoat

Ptarmigan
Ptarmigan

Fieldfare
Fieldfare

Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail

Starling Flock
Starling Flock

Hibernating Ladybirds
Hibernating Ladybirds

Nibbled Hazelnuts
Nibbled Hazelnuts

Ivy
Ivy

Parasol Mushroom
Parasol Mushroom

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