Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.
The European Magpie is an infamous thief known to steal shiny objects such as gold and jewels. It is also considered one of the smartest animals on the planet and is the only non-mammal able to recognize itself in a mirror
Badger - Badgers can be fierce animals and will protect themselves and their young at all costs, are capable of fighting off dog-packs and fighting off much larger animals, such as wolves and bears. However, badgers can be tamed and then kept as pets. - Wikipedia
Dapple gray Lusitano horse. I remember the song by Peter, Paul, Mary, "All the Pretty Little Horses." One of the lines is about "dapples, and greys, pintos and bays..." Maybe they were singing about a Lusitano?
Owls! ponderosa pinecones. You can find this this time of year very cheap, with the added bonus of cinnamon scent at your nearest craft store. 5 cotton balls that your toddler or older child will love to shred into pieces googley eyes white and brown pipecleaners or felt for the wings and beak, Tacky glue