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Maureen McLaren took this photo of a herd of Grey Seals while she was on a boat trip around the Farne Islands.

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Paul Shaw photographed this splendid looking Fallow Buck at Bradgate Park in Leicester.  Camera used was a Nikon D7000 with a 500mm F4.

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Angelic looking Blue Tit.  Photographed by Dick Roberts at Paws-a-While in East Yorks on a snow covered bird table.  Camera used was a Nikon D300 with a Sigma 70-300 lens.

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Roe deer buck on a frosty morning.  Photographed by Ron Allen near Petersfield, Hampshire.  Camera used was a Nikon D2500 camera with Nikon 18-300mm.

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How does that song go?  "...Plovers in the air, everywhere I look around."

Heh heh, I can get away with that because it's nearly St. Valentine's day.  These ones were lovingly photographed at Uphill Sands near Weston-super-Mare by Alice Bennett-West.

More photos and info about UK Birds here

This photo of a courting pair of Great Crested Grebes was photographed by Bob Ball.  The male is presenting his partner with a bit of soggy pondweed, which is the Great Crested Grebe equivalent of a bunch of red roses.  It's all just so romantic.  His lady friend is clearly enchanted by his delightful offering.

More info about affectionate exploits of Great Crested Grebes here

Black Squirrel.  Photographed by Tony Burgess at Herne Bay in Kent.  Camera used was a Canon 7D with a 100-400mm lens.

Black squirrels are being seen more frequently in the UK.  They are Grey Squirrels with a genetic mutation altering their fur colour.  When you look closely at the hair on a regular Grey Squirrel they are actually a mixture of white, black and orange stripes.  With the Black Squirrels the hairs are completely black.

More info about Black Squirrels here

Despite the fierce winds many butterflies are on the wing already.  Terry Byrne spotted this 'admirable' beauty feeding in his garden near Hereford earlier this month

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Graham Meadows photographed this Brown Rat at the bottom of his garden in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.  He used an Olympus E-420 DSLR with a 70-150mm lens, placed 2m from the burrow and triggered with a remote control.

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Roger Kirk took this photo of a pair of Mute Swans just swapping egg sitting duties.

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Olie Horton photographed this frog in his back garden in Somerset. He used a Nikon D300 with a 120-400mm lens.

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David Bradley took this photo of a male and female adder shortly after they had shed their skins.  It illustrates well the colour difference between the sexes.  The picture was taken in the west of the New Forest, and the camera used was a Canon D20 with a 100-400 lens.

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Pair of Black-necked Grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) photographed by Paul Shaw.  Camera used was a Nikon D7000 with a 500mm F4 lens.

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Pete Tanton photographed this Mute Swan shaking water from its head at his local park.  Camera used was a Canon 7D with a 300mm lens.

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Richard Stroud photographed this Red Kite while Kayaking on the River Thames at Whitchurch.

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Jake Williams photographed these starfish at Rosemarkie, Ross-shire.  He said these were just a few of many which had been washed up on the beach there last week.  These shoreline strandings often occur after a storm at sea where strong currents lift the creatures off the sea bed and deposit them on the beach.

More photos and info about marine wildlife here

Dave Lake is lucky enough to have Red Squirrels visiting his garden in Perthshire.  He photographed this one enjoying some peanuts from his bird feeder.  Camera used was a Canon 6D and a 70-300mm lens.

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