Hi, I'm Rudi, i'm 8 years old and my favourite book is 'Tarka the Otter' by Henry Williamson. Its about the life of an otter named Tarka and British Wildlife. One night i was reading the book with my dad and i said that i wanted to see all the animals in the book, he said i should do it and call it the Tarka Challenge. My Tarka Challenge started on 1st January 2012. The book contains 89 birds, 54 land based animals, 120 plants and 56 aquatic organisms.

The rules are simple, i must either see each thing myself or photograph it using my trail camera. I will try and see each thing on my local patch (Ogmore River Catchment) but may need to look somewhere else in Britain.

Red Kite Cafe.....

Today we went to the Red Kite Cafe in the Black Mountains (Breacon). - http://www.redkiteswales.co.uk/

On the way we stopped off for a mountain river picnic. It was a really hot day and dad said that if i wanted to 'know an Otter i should be an Otter'. So we all swam in the river pool and played in the waterfall, even mum. It was cold but fun. When we got out we had loads of leeches on us, it took us five minutes to pick them all off. I thought mum would go mad but she didn't mind, she even went back in for a swim.

We had a yummy picnic then went to the feeding station. It was absolutely amazing. We saw about 60 Redkites swooping down for the food, awesome.

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