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.


We have not had many birds in our garden recently because a cat has been scaring them away. I was looking out this morning and saw this fat Bullfinch, the first time ive ever seen one in our garden.

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
This is one of the prettiest garden birds, i really like them. They mainly eat plant shoots and buds.

1 comment:

  1. Yes,bullfinches do like eating plant shoots and tree buds. They are my favorite species of finch. your blog inspired me to make mine. Search nature nearby blogspot and the address is naturenearby.blogspot.co.uk. Hope you enjoy your time