|Badger - I think badgers are amazing, although I've still only seen live badgers on a few occasions when I was|
much younger on holiday with my parents in Torquay.
|Barn owl - This beautiful animal is another that had eluded for some time, but now that I work in rural Norfolk I|
see them more often when driving to and from school in the dark.
|Brown hare - Yet another that did a good job of eluding me when growing up in Cambridge. I have since sought them|
out on Havergate Island in Suffolk and on farmland in Norfolk.
|Goldfinch - I remember it being a rarity to see a goldfinch in the garden of my childhood home, but I am glad to say|
it is now probably our most common visitor to our bird feeding station.
|Hedgehog - Sadly, an animal that I used to see far more often than I do now. I can't remember the last time I saw one|
in the wild.
|Kingfisher - One of the birds that always gets a warm response. When I have been on trips on the canal boat with my|
husband, mother- and father-in-law in the last few years, the sightings have been many!
|Marsh harrier - A bird I assumed to be scarce before moving to Norfolk and visiting Strumpshaw Fen!|
|Otter - I think otters are beautiful, but I have not seen a wild one in a very long time. This might be my next challenge.|
|Red squirrel - these critters do a very good job of avoiding me, I have been to Kielder forest and not seen one, I have|
also been to viewing points in the lake district and not seen one. Seeing one is very high on my 'list' though!
|Water vole - Such cute little mammals, I used to see them often when living on campus and regularly walking round the|
'lake' at UEA, or on Ecology field trips.