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I might just listen to that, if only to find out what a "resin" is.........

Still on the malts Mr Heaton ?

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I am not going to start a new thread for Radio, and not certain if anyone listens to the radio anymore, but Wednesdays afternoon play on radio 4. ( 14.15) sounds a laugh, its called....

THE 40-YEAR TWITCH. comedy by Daniel Thurman. Yvonne has lost her job and with it her patience for her husbands obsession with birdwatching. She begins to follow him anxious that the( resin) reason for his hobby is to escape from her and their life together.

Could be funny, could be rubbish, could be to close to the truth


Keep Birding


-- Edited by Paul Heaton on Wednesday 8th of June 2011 07:02:25 AM

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Mike Chorley wrote:

Some interesting footage of Goshawk on Chris Packham's 'Animal's Guide to Britain' tonight






I missed the show last night but it's now up on the iPlayer here.

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Some interesting footage of Goshawk on Chris Packham's 'Animal's Guide to Britain' tonight

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The 'studio' was a greenhouse perched on top of Cape Town hospital !

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Tony Coatsworth wrote:

Kelp and Hartlaub's Gulls frequently flying past the BBC studio.

I've just come back from Cape Town (dull 0-0 with Algeria) and a small number of Red-winged Starlings roost in the stadium roof which probably haven't been caught by the cameras.






I'll have to look at those gulls a little more carefully when I'm on the bus along Oxford Road then!

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Birds Britannia series repeats tonight @ 7.30 on BBC 4, and following weeks.

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Birds of paradise now on Eden HD or at 11pm on Eden+1

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30 March (2nite) - Film 4 - 12.40 am - The Hide


Saw this on Lovefilm sometime ago. An excellent film and well worth a watch. One I might even buy its that good. Well acted with brilliant twists all set in one hide! Brilliant!

Not sure it's available to buy. It must have been available at some stage because I copied it to DVD a couple of years ago and downloaded a cover for it from the internet - but remember not being able to find it for sale anywhere



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Paul Wilson wrote:

30 March (2nite) - Film 4 - 12.40 am - The Hide


Saw this on Lovefilm sometime ago. An excellent film and well worth a watch. One I might even buy its that good. Well acted with brilliant twists all set in one hide! Brilliant!

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30 March (2nite) - Film 4 - 12.40 am - The Hide

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Judith, Open Country is repeated on Thursdays at 3.00PM. The programme was about the marginal lands between urban and rural areas. The mosslands were mentioned, briefly,as being not too intensively farmed, with references to yellowhammers, tree sparrows etc. R4 rocks....apart from the Archers; which is a bit glum at the moment.

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Open Country on Radio 4 at the unearthly hour of 0600hrs ,Saturday mornings (and not repeated during the week as far as I can see) luckily available on BBC i-player, yesterday was on Barton Moss and similar areas, now called Edgelands by two authors who have written a book of the same name extolling the land between urban areas and countryside (Jonathan Cape, 2011, authors Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts). Thanks to Dave Steel for alerting me to this. As he pointed out, once the BBC move to Salford, there might be more emphasis on GM's birds.

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Never mind birds on tv, how about manky birders on tv? Just seen John Raynor on sky sports news, complete with green fleece, does it ever leave your back John ?biggrin.gif

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Paradise Flycatchers and others in 'Madagascar' on BBC2 - 8.pm. Catch it on Iplayer

More no doubt in parts 2 and 3 over the next two weeks.

Lots of other interesting wildlife as well.

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thank you Dave.

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Hi William,
it was Rochdale Town Hall. The resident pair bred last year and signs are they will again this year.
Cheers Dave Phillips.

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Did anyone else see the peregrine on a church spire in "wheres fred " in tonights granada reports?by the way , i didn`t know where fred wasno.gif

-- Edited by William Binns on Tuesday 1st of February 2011 08:36:38 PM

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John Rayner wrote:

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Has anyone identified those birds on the Night Garden?





My three year old has - there's blue titifer birdy, green titifer birdy, orange titifer birdy........ biggrin.gif



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Steve Almond wrote:

Has anyone identified those birds on the Night Garden?




The green ones are Turacos. Possibly Knysna Turaco (aka Knysna Lourie). Try Google images.

Cheers, John

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Collectively known as the Titifers.
There are definately 3 Hoopoes and a type of Toucan.
Also bluebirds of a sort and parrot type ones!
I started well there and faded towards the end but it's a start!
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Has anyone identified those birds on the Night Garden?

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Thanks Nick. Glad you liked it

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Mike Chorley wrote:
First prog of the new Natural World series on BBC2 tonight - 'Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq'

On iplayer until early evening next Tuesday


Well spotted ! Excellent programme, well worth viewing.

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Simon King's Shetland Diary's on BBC 2 tonight at 7pm

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First prog of the new Natural World series on BBC2 tonight - 'Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq'

About the effort to re-flood the huge area of marshland in the south of Iraq drained by Saddam Hussein to displace the Marsh Arabs. Mostly interesting as a conservation piece rather than a specific bird study, but incldes some film of breeding Basra Reed Warbler and the discovery of a flock of 40,000 Marbled Teal. Plus plenty of 'local colour' footage of commoner birds.

On iplayer until early evening next Tuesday

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Also on iPlayer currently "Decade of Discover", no birds,but it makes you think !

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Tucked away on BBC I player Lolos secret life of welsh birds,very nice shots of birds and well worth a butchers,

cheers geoffbiggrin.gif

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Rob Thorpe wrote:

I caught a few minutes of Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds on BBC2 at 19:00 this evening. There was a very interesting piece about a black & white Swallow no.gifconfuse.gif






Hmmm. His explanation of how dead blue tit chicks would have been removed from the nest by their parents - leaving two unhatched eggs - was also interesting. I have never known adult blue tits to remove dead chicks from the nest before abandoning it. I could be wrong though - has anyone else experienced that? Usually you just find a nest box with dead chicks in it.

Great entertainment if slightly lacking in 'facts'.

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I caught a few minutes of Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds on BBC2 at 19:00 this evening. There was a very interesting piece about a black & white Swallow no.gifconfuse.gif

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Discovery channel at 2100hrs. The speed of life. Not 100% birds but some footage as well as other wildlife slowed down to 50/1000th of a second.

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Phew, what a week for birds on TV! I've loved watching all the programmes but especially Johnny Kingdom - what a character, a bit like the Fred Dibnah of of the birding world. Did you see the 18 wrens in his nestbox? Amazing. What an incredible place his 52 acres are near Dartmoor, especially in the snow.

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Johnny Kingdom's Year with the Birds today at 20:30 on BBC Four followed by
Birds Britannia at 21:00 again on BBC Four.

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That's what Rob Lambert said as well, Sid, in Scilly last week (schedule changed) - he's also in it.

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John Rayner wrote:


Thanks for pointing out the correct timing for 'Twitchers: A Very British Obsession' programme.

There have been a couple of other (wrong) dates mentioned elsewhere on this forum and I would have missed this.
Cheers,
John


John as the passer-on of one of those wrong dates I would like to clear my name wink.gif

This programme was originally schedulled to be shown on 6th October but at the eleventh hour was changed to 3rd November only to be changed last week yet again to next Monday the 1st November. According to a well known birding forum even the star of the show was not sure what was going on. Hope that helps.



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BBC's Countryfile from Sunday 24th October shows a nice clip on Honey Buzzards around 40 minutes or so into the programme.

Available to view now on BBC i Player.

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Nik Grounds wrote:

Couple of repeats on after 'Twitchers: A Very British Obsession' on BBC Four next Monday 9pm.

10pm Natural World: Cuckoo

10.50pm Why Birds Sing






Thanks for pointing out the correct timing for 'Twitchers: A Very British Obsession' programme.

There have been a couple of other (wrong) dates mentioned elsewhere on this forum and I would have missed this.

Cheers, John



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Couple of repeats on after 'Twitchers: A Very British Obsession' on BBC Four next Monday 9pm.

10pm Natural World: Cuckoo

10.50pm Why Birds Sing

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New scheduling for Birds Britannica straight from the horse's mouth (or should I say Rob Lambert's, as he's in it) - 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November.
On 1st November there's a programme on twitching, apparently made wholly or partly in Scilly in 2009.

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Maybe not on tv, but in the cinemas the
Legend Of The Guardians is coming out
A star cast of
barn owls
little owls
and even a great grey owl!
no news yet on a star storyline yet thoughconfuse.gifno.gifno.gif

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Reassuring and interesting to see plenty of Black Kites soaring and loafing above the Delhi Commonwealth Games main stadium, and that they don't seem to have suffered as badly (if at all), as the Vultures.
They arguably outnumber spectators in the stands?

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Or lack of birds.
I noticed on DCI Banks Part 2 drama last night (5/10) that the body was buried next to the pylon above Whiteholme Reservoir above Rochdale but now just out of the county.
As is very often the case, I couldn't see any birds but ther might have been one around. Just shows you how dedicated Alan Nuttall is in that environment- He even got a green woodpecker up there this year!
The murderer obviously worked for United Utilities because you can't get your car up there and it's a long way to walk with a body!
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BBC 1 Wednesday 22nd, Natural World at 2.25 in the morning confuse.gif (this must be the x rated version)

The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco.

I was looking forward to watching this but managed to miss it first time around so might have to throw a sicky sick.gif



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Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan returns to where he grew up, the Isle of Mull, to understand and appreciate what makes this particular island such a paradise for the magnificent White-tailed sea eagle. To find out and see more view this fantastic 10 minute film here.

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BBC 2 tonight is showing again Gordon Buchanan's 'Mull - Eagle Paradise'. It's on at 22.20 for 10mins. More details here.

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Iolo Williams shares his passion for Welsh wildlife. Filmed over a year, the series features stunning aerial and wildlife photography.

Iolo journeys through the heart of Wales to witness extraordinary displays from hen harriers and black grouse. He then heads west to Cardigan Bay to see some colourful lizards, and ends in Aberystwyth with 20,000 starlings.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sj3sn/Wild_Wales_The_Heart_of_Wales/

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Some more birds of prey featured last night in Wild Wales on BBC2. It's repeated tonight at 7pm on BBC2 or is available now on BBC iPlayer.

Iolo Williams shares his passion for Welsh wildlife. Filmed over a year, with stunning aerial and wildlife photography, the first episode features the beautiful south of Wales.

Iolo starts in Pembrokeshire with red deer, seals and a rare sighting of red squirrels. In the Brecon Beacons he discovers spectacular waterfalls, amazing cave structures and bats hiding in dungeons, and also nesting hobbies, goshawks and some stunning birds in Glamorgan and Gwent.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sfwty/Wild_Wales_The_Beautiful_South/

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Thanks for that Nik, l adore Eagles, but this one is like NO other, for beauty and hunting (in my humble opinion). This bird has always blown me away for his striking appearance and his amazing ability to pluck monkeys and sloths from trees. They make it look so easy.

l've only ever seen one other documentary on this bird, so this was long overdue.
My only disappointment was, there wasn't any footage of the adults taking prey (call me gruesome).
On the last programme, the adult bought a live sloth back to the nest. That was not easy viewing, as the parent then started to dispatch it cry.gif

In terms of beauty, this bird is awesome. It's chick, almost adult was quite stunning, it's a shame we couldn't have watched a year on, him learning to hunt and discover his new world.



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BBC 2 7pm Thurs 8th July

The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco

The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, plucking monkeys from the branches of the jungle canopy. Rare and elusive, they are seldom seen, but with the discovery of a harpy nest in the remote Orinoco rainforest of Venezuela, wildlife film-maker Fergus Beeley has a unique opportunity to follow the life of a chick from birth to adulthood.

Fergus ascends high into the canopy to reveal a stunning world of colour and sound, following the trials of the harpy eagle's newly hatched chick as it grows up. Fergus becomes just another member of the dazzling community of birds and animals surrounding the harpy nest and develops an unexpectedly close bond with the chick.






Now up on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t1vvd/Natural_World_20102011_The_MonkeyEating_Eagle_of_the_Orinoco/

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BBC 2 7pm Thurs 8th July

The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco

The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, plucking monkeys from the branches of the jungle canopy. Rare and elusive, they are seldom seen, but with the discovery of a harpy nest in the remote Orinoco rainforest of Venezuela, wildlife film-maker Fergus Beeley has a unique opportunity to follow the life of a chick from birth to adulthood.

Fergus ascends high into the canopy to reveal a stunning world of colour and sound, following the trials of the harpy eagle's newly hatched chick as it grows up. Fergus becomes just another member of the dazzling community of birds and animals surrounding the harpy nest and develops an unexpectedly close bond with the chick.


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