• Question: how much does it weigh

    Asked by samuel05 to St Kilda Wren, Scotch Thistle, Common Crane, Barn Owl, Brown garden snail, Emperor Dragonfly, Hazel Dormouse, Catshark on 3 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by sbyrnes771, emilylime, ryeaman747, sgirl100, jeffrey, maxread, mw72117, jim101.
    • Photo: St Kilda Wren

      St Kilda Wren answered on 3 Nov 2017:

      This is a small bird, weighing in at round 25 g. St Kilda wrens are a little bigger than wrens found elsewhere in the UK, but they’re still some of the smallest birds on the islands.

    • Photo: Common Crane

      Common Crane answered on 3 Nov 2017:

      We might seem quite heavy compared to St Kilda Wren – we wait 3 to 7 kg (6.6 to 15.4 lb). But we are far from being the heaviest 😉

    • Photo: Scotch Thistle

      Scotch Thistle answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      Not very much. The thistle flower weighs less that a mouse or a wren…but the the whole plant can grow to be huge (bigger than a human) so that would weigh more.

    • Photo: Hazel Dormouse

      Hazel Dormouse answered on 6 Dec 2017:

      Usually I weigh about the amount of a £1 coin however, just before hibernation I double in size to make sure I have enough fat to keep me going through winter.

    • Photo: Lesser-Spotted Catshark

      Lesser-Spotted Catshark answered on 8 Dec 2017:

      The average weight of an adult lesser-spotted catshark is about 1.5kg…although that depends if you count whether or not it has a full stomach! It can easily consume an extra 0.5 kg of food if it has a particularly good day hunting!