our wonderful wildlife

bat

bat

any of numerous flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, of worldwide distribution in tropical and temperate regions, having modified forelimbs that serve as wings and are covered with a membranous skin extending to the hind limbs

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badger

badger

any of various burrowing, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, as Taxidea taxus, of North America, and Meles meles, of europe and Asia

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bluetit

bird care general

any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg

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kestrel

bird kestrel

a common small falcon, Falco tinnunculus of northern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, notable for hovering in the air with its head to the wind

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littleowl

bird little owl

a small, European owl, Athene noctua, often portrayed in art with the goddess athena.

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tawney

bird tawny owl

a common Eurasian owl with either reddish-brown or grey plumage and a familiar quavering hoot

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sparrowhawk

bird sparrow hawk

a small, short-winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.

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swan

bird mute swan

any of several large, stately aquatic birds of the sub family Anserinae, having a long, slender neck and usually pure-white plumage in the adult.

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roe_deer

deer roe

a small, agile old world deer, Capreolus capreolus, the male of which has three-pointed antlers.

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fallow

deer fallow

a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat.

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muntjac

deer muntjac

any of various small deer of the genus Muntiacus, of southern and eastern Asia and the adjacent islands, especially muntjac of java, India, etc., having well-developed horns on bony pedicels.

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fox.cubs

fox

any of several carnivores of the dog family, especially those of the genus Vulpes, smaller than wolves, having a pointed, slightly upturned muzzle, erect ears and a long, bushy tail.

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frog

frog

any tailless, stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semi aquatic habitat and the warty, drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.

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hoglet

hedgehog

an old world, insect-eating mammal of the genus Erinaceus, especially europaeus, having spiny hairs on the back and sides.

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slug snail

mini beasts

any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and having three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings.

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adder

snake adder

the common European viper, Vipera berus.

any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the sub order Serpentes, comprising venomous and non venomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. READ MORE

 

 

grass snake

snake grass snake

also called ring snake, a common European snake, Natrix natrix, having a collar of bright orange or yellow.

any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the sub order Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. read More

 

smoothsnake

snake smooth snake

any of several slender non venomous colubrid snakes of the European genus Coronella, esp austriaca, having very smooth scales and a reddish-brown coloration

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toad

toad

any of various tailless amphibians that are close relatives of the frogs in the order Anura and that typically have dry, warty skin and are terrestrial or semi terrestrial in habit.

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tudds

tortoise

a turtle, especially a terrestrial turtle.

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sloworm

slow worm

Anguis fragilis or Slow Worm is a limbless reptile sometimes referred to as the blind worm

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black squirrel

squirrels black

any of numerous arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus of the family Sciuridae.

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grey squirrel

squirrel grey

any of numerous arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus of the family Sciuridae.

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red squirel

squirrel red

any of numerous arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus of the family Sciuridae.

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stoat

stoat

the ermine, Mustela erminea, also known as Ermine, short tailed weasel it can be distinguished from the Least Weasel by its larger size and prominate black tip

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