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Watching Wildlife - February

Watching Wildlife - February

13th February 2012
Coal Tit

Coal Tit

Although the month of February may swing between being bitterly cold and windy, to bright sunny days that seem to signify the first signs of spring, a great deal is happening in the seemingly quiet world of wildlife particularly in the avian world where early breeding has begun. Numerous bird species that winter in the UK are performing often elaborate courtship rituals with their partners and prepare for the arrival of their young in the spring.

However, it isn't just birds that are looking to mate this month as signs of increasing activity around badger sets also indicates their readiness to mate and on those warmer days, you may even be lucky enough to spot insects that have come-out of their winter hibernation and possibly even tadpoles in your local pond or stream along with the first blooms of the year.


Common Badger
Common-Badger

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser-Spotted-Woodpecker

Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe

Wigeon
Wigeon

Goldeneye
Goldeneye

White-Fronted Goose
White-Fronted-Goose

Tadpoles
Tadpoles

Peacock Butterfly
Peacock-Butterfly

Hazel Catkins
Hazel Catkins

Sweet Violet
Sweet Violet

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