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.

A Walk at Porthcawl

Hi, we have just been for a walk to Porthcawl. There was a cold wind blowing, we didn't see anything new but we did the things below.....

This laver (seaweed) was growing on the beach. 

An Oystercatcher was looking for food in the rockpools.

This Rock Pippit was making a lot of noise and jumping and flying about the rocks.

These limpets where sheltered from the waves.

My first shot and this Turnstone flew off, but you can see the pretty pattern of the feathers on the wings.

He stayed still for this picture.

A mute swan relaxing in a flooded field.

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