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  1. Here's something you don't see everyday - a fox swimming!

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  2. It may be getting chillier but that doesn't stop the wildlife or the photographers for that matter. Here are a few photos from our Flickr group which have caught my eye recently: The cormorant and the roach by Tony Llewellyn. Criccieth castle in black and white by Peter. A heron fishing for eels in the late afternoon sun by Karlentwm. A rabbit and green woodpecker by Clive Davies. A short-eared owl by Mike Warburton.

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  3. A few pics from our Flickr group that have caught my eye this week.... First up this dreamy landscape shot by Ian Dyer taken at Blaen y Glyn Falls in the Brecon Beacons. Blaen-y-Glyn has a popular walking trail which also takes in Caerfanell Falls, Nant Bwrefwr and Torpantau Falls. Blaen ...

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  4. Since I've been away on location with Weatherman Walking, our BBC Wales Nature Flickr group has been overflowing with 100s of fabulous photos, covering a huge range of wildlife, landscape and plant life. Here are a few of my favourites from over the last few weeks: A colourful stonechat ...

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  5. The lesser redpoll (Carduelis cabaret) is a small, brown streaked finch with a distinctive red forehead, small black bib and, in breeding males - bright red chests. In 2001, the species was split into two groups - giving us the lesser redpoll and mealy redpoll which are a larger, paler specie...

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  6. Everywhere we look now, we're seeing signs that winter is giving up it's grip (apologies if you've had snow up north recently) and that spring is taking hold. The plants and wildlife on the ground are feeling it too, as adders come out of hibernation to bask in the sun, tadpoles are wriggling...

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  7. Our BBC Wales Nature & Outdoors Flickr group are always out there, snapping away and taking amazing pictures from around Wales but it's not all seagulls and squirrels. We also get some terrific landscape shots, castles, mountains and rivers submitted...you name - we probably have it! So, I've put together a gallery featuring a few castles in Wales. Conwy Castle and swans by Ian Owen I've been reliably informed that we have around 427 castles in Wales - not bad for such a small country but then again castles were built for a specific purpose and we all knew about King Edward I and his "iron ring of castles"... Take a look at the new gallery and feel free to send in some more either via the Flickr group or by email to wales.nature@bbc.co.uk Please send in hi-resolution versions of your digital photos or we can't use them online. To find out more about castles in Wales, take a look at the BBC Wales History website. Gull

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  8. I've been away on holiday, surfing in Donegal, Ireland but the Flickr group has continued to flourish in my absence. Here are a few pics which have caught my eye since I've been back. For those of you visiting the coast - it's pupping season for grey seals at the moment so tread carefully and you might come across some mums & pups in quiet coves around the coast. Ade Owens snapped this little gem off Wooltacke Point near Marloes in Pembrokeshire: Keith Evans from Llangollen spotted this swan out for stroll on the pavement, racing the locals to the bingo hall: There's a very good reason why people come from all over the world to go hikiing in North Wales and Christian Roberts has shared one of them with us. Llyn Anafon is a mountain lake approximately 510m above sea level in the Carneddau mountains in North Wales: It's a great time to see wading birds currently, especially after the big tides we've been experiencing over the last few days. Did you see the size of the moon on Saturday night?! The next shot is unusual in that it shows a sparrowhawk attempting to take on much bigger prey than normal - in this case a greenshank. Forget sparrows, this bird of prey was super sizing his meal! Moses Davies captured this incredible scene which somehow saw the greenshank escape unscathed: I've witnessed peregrine falcons dive bombing flocks of wading birds before but I've never come across a sparrowhawk attempting it? Great pics everyone. Keep them coming! Gull

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  9. We're in for a bit of a soaking shortly as low pressure winds up in the Atlantic. It's great news for all the surfers in Wales though as we're in for some big waves and offshore winds over the next few days, with more unsettled weather arriving next week. Apologies if you don't surf. My advice - invest in a large umbrella or stay indoors ;) Hopefully we'll have a bit of sunshine in between though and the winds are expected to lighten for Saturday. One man's pain is another man's pleasure I guess...which leads me nicely on to golf. I really hope the Ryder Cup gets under way before the stormy weather arrives as it would be a real shame if the event was a wash out, so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly. Take a look at our Ryder Cup website for some alternative perspectives on the tournament. One species however that is enjoying the milder, wetter weather is fungi - and they are absolutely everywhere at the moment! Mike Warburton sent in this lovely shot of a fly agaric mushroom to our Flickr group: I've put together a fungi gallery featuring some of the more amazing looking mushrooms and fungi that have been submitted to our Flickr group. I'll add more soon, so don't despair if yours hasn't been featured yet. I've had to be quite picky as there are so many fungi images to choose from so keep them coming and remember - I can only use landscape style shots in the gallery (horizontal rather than vertical). Thanks Gull

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  10. Diver and regular contributor to our Flickr group - Nick Robertson-Brown has been out diving and taking photographs again off the North Wales coast. Nick had a recent encounter with some common seals, including one curious individual who swam so close; he licked the camera housing! Seals are ...

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