Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A new thing to say

Sorry about the delay for such a long time, because a lot of things have been going on so I haven't had enough time to do the next post. However, since the last time I have posted something there has been many many bad things happening like fracking (which is super super bad) going on. This list is not that long but not that short either. And thanks for the 300 more pageviews since I have not even been going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The bad thing about Fracking

Well there are quite a few bad things about this. For starters they have to use hundreds of thousands of litres of water for every single hole which means it's cutting into our water supply and using lots of fresh water and the poor in other countries could even be having that. Plus they have to get big lorries which are just destroying the ozone layer, along with the fact that they are disposing of nice fresh water that me or you could be drinking. With all of that they dont even have to use this and instead could just use solar energy!!

 There is alot to say about this but I will only be doing things on this every so often so thanks if you have read all of this. However, if you have seen this  please go and check out my other blog My Wildlife patch. Here is the link: 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Carrying on with the project

Well with this wolf thing last time I don't think I did enough and I shall do three/four more now and I like doing it, you actually learn a lot when you try to research more about it and now it's time for my two wolves. A Mexican Gray wolf and an Alaska Tundra wolf.

Mexican Gray Wolf 

Well to start off all the wolves here are a sub-species of the Gray wolf. This Latin named wolf is Canis Lupus Baileyi and this time I will start off with it's appearance. It has light brown fur on it's back long legs and a sleek body all but one of these features allowing it to be super speedy. I also think you should know about it's history and about how because of human beings, is now still the most endangered sub-species of wolf there is. Now, although they once had thousands of them roaming across their land people along side wolves hunted and fought these wolves. Thus meaning when the 1970's came there was only a few left in zoos. After being bread and kept safe in 1998 the fish and wildlife service made  these species endangered and let 11 wolves free into the wild. Finally after years and years now these wolves numbers have climbed up slowly. To finish it off I am going to just give some facts such as height and length. 
Fact file
Life span: If in captivity 15 years if in wild not higher than 10 years
Length: 4.5-5.5 that's from the tail tip to the edge of the nose
Height: 26-32 inches at the shoulder ( where wolves are measured up to) 
Weight: 60-80 pounds males more heavier and taller than females

Alaskan Tundra Wolf

Once again this is a sub-species of a Gray wolf and it's Latin name is Canis Lupus Tundrarum. Like the last one I am going to tell you a bit about it's history. In 1912 this wolf was discovered and named as the Alaskan Tundra Wolf, sub-species of a Gray wolf, this was by a zoologist named Gerrit Smith Miller. There is many different theories that this is just another version of wolves such as: the Alaskan wolf, Mackenzie valley wolf or some even think it is another version of a Mackenzie Tundra wolf. People may think that this is another version of all of these wolves well, they are sort of right because a lot of characteristics are the same. Time to move onto the characteristics and comparing later. They live along the Arctic coast of Northern Alaska and are quite heavy as males are 85-176 pounds and females at 80-120 pounds. When they are seen most often they are seen in white coats however, dark coats including black and there hair or fur isn't really long making it not as long as the European Tundra wolf. This animal is more of an omnivore so, they will eat any vegetation deer and other smaller animals. The breeding part now (which I personally don't like.) Together the top or dominant female and male shall mate  and the female should have about 4 babies, together the whole pack will then bring them up.

I will be doing more on this later next week! :) 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Totally new thing

My  friend absolutely loves this subject I don't know why but that is what he is obsessed with so, that is the thing I am going to be writing about. It is a pretty big topic so if your not in the mood for reading loads right now, please read another post or come back later thanks. Now is the fun part where I tell you what this subject is (or maybe not). It is part of nature but nothing to do with what I was talking about in my last few posts have a small guess. I also have another thing that will be coming up in a few days and this is because we haven't used our shed for soooooooooooooooooooooooo long, Robins have moved in but I will do that on my next post. Now then, I have probably annoyed you a lot know so the new subject is: wolves. I know you might think this is kind a odd as so far I don't think I've typed anything about other animals, ( meaning nothing but birds) and as this is wildlife blog I thought about taking my friend (sarbaz's) idea and putting it in. Time to get into wolves. Just to tell you what I am
going to do I am only going to type about these 3 species of wolves. Gray wolf,Indian wolf and Arctic wolf.
Lets start with the Gray wolf and carry on in that order. By the way I'm sorry I had to keep you waiting but don't take this to heart but I kind of find it funny so, that is why there is a lot of blank.

Gray wolf

To start off the Latin name for the Gray wolf is Canis Lupus, it is native to the snow and wilderness of North America, North Africa and Eurasia. It is known to be the largest member of the wolf family some males weighing from 43-45 kg and females at 36-38.5 kg. As many people know the Gray wolf is literally one
"Gray wolf"
 of the most extremely researched and well known type of animal in the entire world. This isn't actually a fact but there is probably more books written about this animal than any other there is. Amazingly this wolf is an Apex predator meaning that it is at the top of the food chain however, there are two animals that pose an amazingly high amount of threat to these creatures: the human and the tiger. Now I don't want to make this to long so I will  just give you a few more facts.
Although it feeds mainly on a large group of mammals called ungulates it also munches on smaller animals and garbage. Now let's move onto the Mexican wolf.

Indian wolf

This one I'll start off differently so, let's start with the appearance and weight the size that sort of stuff. These brown haired small creatures only being 3 ft longways and 66 cm in height up to the shoulder that is, are not surprisingly smaller than the Eurasian wolf. Just like Arabian wolves the fur on these little creatures becomes short and thin in summer still though, the hair on it's back stays long even in summer! Now, in the winter there coat is long but not as long as  the Northern subspecies (A lower species of another type of animal e.g. an Indian wolf is the subspecies of a Gray wolf.) 

Indian wolves can be recognised different from Arabian wolves because they are bigger and have much larger heads, also they have darker fur. Now I have one big word CANNIBALISM. These wolves sometimes live in places that have pretty much no food so, they are forced to eat each other. I bet your thinking right now urr nasty but it's true. If they have nothing to eat  they go ahead and eat each other, sometimes it ends up in a real big fight but they don't care even if they have to at the end sacrifice everything. And, I think that's all the info I got for you guys right now. As you probably know i should have given you the Latin name so here it is: Canis Lupus Pallipes.

Arctic wolf

Well on this one I think I'll go back to the first one again and give you the Latin name first, well it's Canis Lupus Arctos, secondly like the Indian,Bernard's,Mexican Gray, Vancouver island and many more wolves this is a subspecies of the Gray wolf. You can tell which subspecies this is in because of it's Latin name. The Gray wolf and Canis Lupus is just one but there are more maybe I don't know but maybe for other animals too! Arctic wolves live in some of the most harsh places ever this, is where the ground is permanently frozen and the air temperature extremely rarely rises above 30 degrees. These are one of the only animals that can actually survive these severe and harsh conditions. However, all animals and insects including human beings are put here for a reason, you may not think it but even mosquito's who only kill humans to lay their eggs (which is probably what I will be doing next) have a job. Now, I don't want to leave you sitting there trying to figure out what it is so it is to kill humans and live, it is one of the most unusual jobs but just think, if all the humans that died by Malaria were still here imagine how crowded this world would be. Just to leave you thinking on that note I did that. Time to get back to the Arctic Wolf, this creature lives in packs of 6 but sometimes live on their own. They are usually smaller than Gray wolves but I guess it's like that with most sub-species, the legs ears and muzzles are not as big as Gray wolves. They live for about 7 years when in the wild however, when in a zoo/in captivity they live for a whopping 20 years meaning 13 years  more! Considering they are carnivores and live in extra badly harsh conditions they have a pretty big diet anyway, this is what they eat: Musk Oxen, Peary Caribou, Arctic foxes (as I explained in the last one they are Cannibals), ptarmigan, Lemmings,Seals, Nesting birds and  Arctic Hares.

And if you want to save and adopt a Gray wolf or another type of animal head to the wwf website on your phone or pc. here is the one for the Gray wolf however, on the side where I have my fave wildlife blogs and sites there will be one if you want to adopt another animal.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Clayhanger Marsh

 Clayhanger Marsh is one of the best places to go if you love nature although there is many more places to go such as Rutland water, Smestow Valley and many many more. 

"The Mallards paddling up the super long canal like speed boats" 

But if you don't, you know, it's like the most boooriiing place ever. However I am not saying that it I is boring and that you shouldn't go or that you have to go I'm just saying everyone has there own opinion and mine is it's great, go have a good time and make sure it's sunny or at least a warm day because it can be super harsh. 

"The Reeds by the water"

 After writing this I am going to write about my time at Clayhanger Marsh and if you want to you can go an see what time you will have. Also the greatest part for me was when we went on top of the mountain and looked over mostly every part of Clayhanger Marsh. And now about my great time at Clayhanger.


First I would like to write that the one person that was leading us around (Chaz Mason) local patch-watcher (a patch-watcher watches and records in a certain area of nature) was extremely nice and Chaz knew a lot of Latin about birds beside nature too! 

Next  I would like to write that my favourite five birds that I saw that I had not seen before are: the yellow-hammer, Oyster-catcher,Reed Bunting,Great-crested Grebe and Little Grebe.

Now, when we got there which, was after we caught three buses and walked up a whole canal! We (meaning me and my friend Chris) met himself and he started us off on going around the whole marsh, at first I was a bit nervous but as we carried on I got to know the guy and he is actually real nice, so it lessened until I was not nervous at all. :)
First he asked me what birds I wanted to see and I muttered a quiet Kingfisher. He then said that there was a tiny one that flew among him before but in the whole time that one was there unfortunately I didn't see one however the new birds that I saw made up for it. We ventured on to more and more parts, as we were walking through all the mud I actually saw a Reed Bunting on a reed plucking off the seed head for its nest. We were walking further and suddenly there was a tiny Yellow-hammer sitting on the path, with another one right by it in the bush. After that we were walking along a muddy trail and we kind of went up a small hill. Whilst we stood on the top, we were just chatting and as we came equipped with FOX biscuits we ate them.

A few minutes later we started moving on to the lake and had a huge island in the middle of it, this is where I saw the two Oyster-catchers. Here we met a man and a women who had a dog called "Oscar" when Chaz and my friend Chris were talking for a while but after we carried on. This is when we spotted the Great-crested Grebe from far, we looked at it for a few minutes, then we were walking a few steps and we saw another one of  the Grebe family: The Little Grebe.And, that was the last of the new birds I had not seen before. 

We actually walked through the tall grass and it was up to my chest although, I'm only about 1.39 meters tall. As we came to the end of the tall grass there was a small clearing which, had a step up. This led to a little walkway with gorse growing on either side and as we were approaching the end there was a bridge, this is when Chaz said that this was the last place I would see my Kingfisher but I didn't see one. :( 

We carried on when we reached a sea which was a sea however now its just dry land and there is many rocks that you can see, you may also be able to pick them up. Anyway after this we came to a wood which was called Coppice wood. Inside there wasn't really much and after that we were just walking and talking but I won't tell you what it looked like because I will leave it to you.

Just to warn you if you do go make sure you know your way around and back home.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

I'm back

  "The sunny land"

I am sorry I have kept you waiting for so long and I have good news and bad news the bad news is: no birds came to my feeder and it went rotten so I had to throw it away. However the good news is: I have been on another trip to the terrific Clayhanger Marsh and it truly was terrific, because of all the nature around there. I have a whole report with lots of detail and I will do it in the next post. I really do apologise but I will be back forever now I will probably be blogging 6 time max and 2 times minimum. I will give you a couple of pictures and then the report in my next post.
       "The horrible mud"

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

My first bird book to share

Today I want to show you guys some pictures of my first bird journal and some things that I saw when I went to Rutland water in December 2011 when I was seven, also if you haven't been to there you should really go because it is amazingly amazing and all the staff and people that go there are really nice.

This is a picture of when I went to Rutland water and I came back with the list of birds that I saw and I saw quite a few. About fifty but I don't know if it was exactly that but I think I am near. Also my writing is a bit messy but at the time I was only seven.  

 This one is just my actual journal from the outside I thought people might want to look at it and see what it is from the outside. I know its not much to look at from the outside but on the inside it has lots of empty pages and a lot of them are filled to the maximum they can!

I know that I haven't done much today but tomorrow I will do facts about birds that I saw at Rutland water.

Monday, 18 November 2013

something to think about

Yesterday I watched the movie rise of the planet of the apes and that film I found both upsetting and amazingly good and what happened was that at the start a man took a baby ape home because his boss said to put them down (kill them) and he couldn't do it to a baby, so when he gets back into his house he goes to bed with the ape by him in his cot. When he wakes up the clock turns ahead 5 years and the mans dad gets his disease back from before so, then he gets in the car and smashes the two cars that are in front of him and at the back of him. When the neighbor sees the old man he calls the police and pushes the old man,then making the ape angry so he goes and escapes out of the window pushes the neighbor down and bites his finger off. Unfortunately then the police come and take the ape named Cesar to a  jail for apes and then the man who is looking after the ape can't do anything to stop them and there, he is treated extremely badly but after a certain time period he becomes even cleverer than before meaning he can let the big monkey free so he makes all the monkeys clever like him and they on a super rampage destroying even the police and then they return to the forest where the other apes lived before and after the whole world was returned back to normal except by the end Cesar could talk and said to the man that he wanted to stay in the forest with the rest of the apes. Anyway the point and the moral of the film is " DON'T MESS WITH NATURE OR NATURE WILL MESS WITH YOU "  A lot of people would disagree with that but people need to start looking after this world and  if we don't then we may not, but the people in the future will pay for our sins!