Blogtober| Day Nineteen – Animals of Autumn

Just in case you can’t tell, I’m a huge animal lover. As an advocate for #EmptyTheTanks and looking to get more involved with Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, I pretty much live and breathe the animal kingdom on a daily basis.

Autumn brings out some of the most beautiful animals here in the UK, and I wanted to share some of them with you all!

Red Squirrel

The red squirrelΒ is one of my all time favourite mamals, but it’s status within Britain is swiftly nearing endangered.

With only around 140,000 reds left in the UK, the grey squirrel outnumbers them greatly at an estimated 2.5 million. It is the growth of the grey squirrel population that is causing their decline, as is disease and road accidents. I hope we don’t see the population decline further any time soon!

Robin

Nope, we’re not talking Batman’s faithful companion here; the robin is one of the most beautiful birds that I have ever seen.

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With an incredible splash of red on it’s breast, coupled with the most beautiful song, I know I will never get bored of seeing – or hearing – a little robin as autumn progresses.

Red Deer

Although we don’t get many red deer around where I live, they always look so majestic on film and photos that I have seen. In fact, the Lake District is known to have some red deer roaming around – I must make it my mission to see one in the wild.

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There’s something grand and graceful about seeing a stag with beautiful antlers stood surveying the land, with hot breath condensing against the cold air.

They’re also currently in rutting season, and while I wouldn’t want to be too close to two males fighting, I imagine seeing two of the largest mamals to live in Britain battle it our for the right to mate. (I just hope none get too badly hurt!)

Do you have any animal favourites for the autumn season? Let me see some of the most common – or even rare – ones in your area!

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