Cute wild animals and where to find them

Sophia shares some tips and tricks to share on tracking down wild animals - just remember not to get too close.

Family visitors walking around the lake at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Barn owls 

Barn owls might look cute and fluffy (especially when they are young owlets), but make no mistake about it – these are hunting machines.

A lone puffin on a rock

Puffins 

We've so many puffins you don’t need many tips to find one on the Farne Islands.

Dormouse being held in a hand

Dormice 

The hazel dormouse is a honey coloured creature, with a furry tail and large black eyes.

Red deer in the shelter of woodland

Deer 

Deer are often shy and elusive creatures making them very difficult to spot.

Close up of a young, female, grey seal

Seals 

With their huge dark eyes and playful personalities it’s hard not to fall in love with seals.

Wild Ponies grazing near waters edge

Wild ponies 

A lot of our wild ponies help to look after the land they live on.

Robin perched on a branch

Robins 

You might associate robins with Christmas, but you can spot them all year round.

Lake surrounded by reeds

Water voles 

If you manage to track down a water vole you’re doing well. These once common creatures are now the UK’s fastest declining mammal.

Red Squirrel at Wallington, Northumberland

Red squirrels 

Red squirrels are an endangered species and can be very difficult to find.