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Coming up on Winterwatch - your tips-offs and sightings this winter please

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We come to the end of Autumnwatch and here in the Highlands we've already had the first flurries of snow and the animals are preparing for winter.

We'll be back with Winterwatch in January for 4 more live shows and we'd love to hear how the onset of winter is affecting the wildlife near you.

So if you could keep your cameras and phones handy when you are out and about. And if you spot something interesting, please let us know.

For photos, please either share them with thousands of others on the official Autumnwatch Flickr Group.

If you've captured some amazing video, please upload it to your video site of choice - YouTube, Vimeo, Google etc, and post us a link below.

Or if you have just have a question or comment about how winter is affecting wildlife around you, please post a Reply below or drop us an email to autumnwatch@bbc.co.uk .

Thanks in advance!

Holly

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Alison J

    on 13 Nov 2012 15:52

    I looked in my pond this morning and I still have tadpoles swimming around, not many now. They don't have any small legs yet protruding, so it will be quite a while before they are hopping out. Any one know what their chances are of surviving the winter?

    I also formed a delightful relationship with a male Blackbird from last winter which continued into spring & summer. He had a mate and saw that an easy time could be had on the food search if he continued to visit. He became quite bold, landing only a couple of feet from me to feed. His mate was a little more careful and she would sit above in a small tree. He was clearly careful when his chicks were young, only to take small mouthfulls, increasing the size of food as they grew and could cope with it. When the 4 strapping youngsters fledged he seemed at a loss with all the free time and then he left. The female still visits to feed when I cluck if she is nearby.

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by kingfisherblues

    on 12 Nov 2012 20:52

    On Sunday 4th November I was amazed to spot an Emperor Dragonfly near the Exeter Canal. I can't say that I've ever seen a dragonfly flying so late in the year.

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by Alexander Rennie

    on 11 Nov 2012 21:27

    I've had a coal tit in my camera nest box for the past fortnight, it starts roosting at dusk and leaves at first light. As this is the first time I've seen this behaviour, has anyone else seen this?

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Jill

    on 11 Nov 2012 10:32

    I live in the country and have a good bird feeding station set up in my garden. I am delighted to say that I have a family of Jays coming everyday to feed on whole peanuts. I'm taking photos to try to establish just how many there are, but I think it's at least father and mother and son. Is there anyone else out there as lucky as me?

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by DerekL

    on 9 Nov 2012 21:16

    Something has been turning our tub holding chicken corn upside down and unscrewing the sealed lid. So I borrowed a night camera. Amazing footage of badger dexterity. http://youtu.be/cA84MUvyeJk
    (camera date incorrect)
    Will try and get futher video and keep you posted.
    Derek
    Pembrokeshire

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Rachel

    on 9 Nov 2012 13:26

    I have recently returned to the UK after a number of years away. I am loving Autumn and have just been watching a black woodpecker exploring a large horse chestnut tree here in my garden in Woking.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Scooby

    on 8 Nov 2012 13:43

    The Badger versus bird feeders
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD6Hd-Z6p1g&feature=autoplay&list=UL3JmQ-I1iogc&playnext=1

    The Badger meets the cat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JmQ-I1iogc&feature=BFa&list=ULyD6Hd-Z6p1g

    Though you might like to see some footage of the nightly visitor to our garden. We were wondering why our onion patch was regularly being dug up and the bird feeders vandalised and then we set up a camera to capture this naughty badger! Luckily where I work we have a Marine and Natural History Photography course so getting hold of a camera to monitor the nightly activitiy is easy. Every morning it is like opening a Christmas present as I see what the badger has been up to. This morning I discovered the footage of the cat meeting the badger (clip above) and I have also included a clip of our feeders getting a work over!

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by thebaldibis

    on 7 Nov 2012 20:39

    Just thought you might like this.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SG01R99X60&feature=share
    Filmed during October on the Great Orme, these are a feral population of Kashmiri Goats. The rut seems to be a rather laid-back affair compared to that of Red Deer and on my last visit their was no real action worthy of filming. I have yet to find any hard information on the duration and timing of the rut, so any further info would be appreciated.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Dee

    on 7 Nov 2012 18:48

    Hello Holly I live in a Cotswold Village and I thought the Winterwatch Team might be interested in our unusual breed of 'Tan/Brown' coloured badgers. I have seen them in the fields early in the morning and the unfortunate roadkill victim. My friend Pauline feeds the brown badgers in her garden. They are quite daring and have on occasion walked up to her conservatory door. In fact I have asked the villagers if they have ever seen black and white badgers and the answer is always the same. "Our badgers are brown!" It would make great footage if you could catch them on webcam. Have any other readers seen the Cotswold's brown Badgers?

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Pat Leighton

    on 7 Nov 2012 14:02

    I thoroughly enjoyed the live webcams. It brought home to me the many hours cameramen must spend waiting for that perfect moment to record animal behaviour or simply a sighting of an animal. All power to Sir John's elbow - we could do with a lot more folk like him. Aigas is a very special place and we were privileged to be able to have a glimpse of the work he has been doing there. Roll on Winterwatch and roll out the thermals!!

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