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Stunning Sid, absolutely stunning.
3 of (we three+1) saw it, as also 2 guys at RSPB Hesketh Outmarsh that we met, and all thought the same. I DVD'd it, and it is a must on iplayer for those who missed it. I had just bought a book on Divers for 4.70 s/h on Amazon, so it was really appropriate.

Geoff

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This evening BBC2 9 o'clock - Natural World - Loch Maree, Black Throated Divers and Sea Eagles.

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Caught the end of Trawlermen again tonight (on Dave). Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake and Bonxie were all I managed.

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Well, Paul, if they're on their way to North Ron, at least they won't be in Scilly. We October Scilly birders are fed up to the back teeth of having the BBC chasing us around every year. They just come for a jolly every year. Last year it was that 3 men in a boat lot.

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They'll only be interested as your previous 'life' as a Pennington Flash mocher though Paul. There's no interest in Sibe Blue Robins, Eye-browed Thrushes and the likewink.gif That said, they haven't interviewed Tymon yet though that's possibly as they're still attempting to aquire subtitiles for a broad Leyther accent.





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They'll only be interested as your previous 'life' as a Pennington Flash mocher though Paul. There's no interest in Sibe Blue Robins, Eye-browed Thrushes and the like That said, they haven't interviewed Tymon yet though that's possibly as they're still attempting to aquire subtitiles for a broad Leyther accent.

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Apperantly that shower from the BBC are winging there way up to North Ron as I type, just hope they don't want to interview little old me!:

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Not sure what day or time it's on, not even certain of the station/channel (I think it's BBC2), but I occasionally catch the end of a program called "Trawlermen", about some trawler crews from uup north (Scotland). It's possible to indulge in a little armchair seawatching during this program, with hundreds of Gannets, Fulmers, Kittiwakes etc always around the boats. On occasion i've caught a glimpse of the odd shearwater (probably manxie) and the other day I had a split-second view of what appeared to be a Glaucous Gull. Had possible Bonxie (or Bronxie as wally knows it) flashing by the camera once too. I'll have to find out when it's on again and get my notebook ready smile.gif

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BBC 1 Next Sunday 7:00 ?
Countryfile piece on Raptor Persecution

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Ganges on bbc 2 NOW! A repeat but well worth watching. Features Indian Skimmers, Eastern Cattle Egrets, Pied Kingfishers, real Bar-headed Geese and the like.
Cheers. Henry.

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Available to listen again http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00mdy17

Marc Riley (ex-Fall), Guy Garvey (Elbow) and Noble from British Sea Power go in search of Storm Petrels etc. on Shetland.






Thanks for posting the link Tony. Just listened to it.

Cheers Dean.

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Available to listen again http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00mdy17

Marc Riley (ex-Fall), Guy Garvey (Elbow) and Noble from British Sea Power go in search of Storm Petrels etc. on Shetland.



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Radio four saturday 05/09/09 010.30 a short thingy about music and birds half heard whilst working ,but then available on bbc i player,it,s not that good but the manchester peregrines get a mention (both pairsconfuse.gif)so worthy of notebiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifand yes I do understand the difference between radio and 'the telly'

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Tawny heard calling in Albert Square this evening!

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Watched the film tonight. Just goes to show, you never know who you are sharing a hide with. blankstare.gif

More importantly, if you are offered a sandwich-politely refuse no.gif

Just a shame we didn't get to see Vanellus gregarius hmm.gif

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Film 4 - tonight at 9pm - The Hide.

A nicely shot suspense film set in a bird hide. Only two characters in the film - a birder hoping to find a Sociable Plover and a stranger who enjoys eating the birders sarnies. Not a film for everyong, but I enjoyed it.

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Will do my best to stick my ugly mug in front of a camera!

Scilly 2009biggrin.gif back to the cabin for me 19th October, free whiskey to any GM birder passing.

keep birding

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If you want to get on TV go down to Scilly in October. The TV folk are always there having a jolly at our expense!

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Simon,i,ll just sit on the bench at horrock,s front pool and let you know when the Belted Kingfisher turns up.

cheers geoffbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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Just read about a documentary to be shown on the BBC later this year about "Twitchers" its going to focus on what makes birders travel thousands of miles to see a rare bird and how it affects their home life, working life etc etc.. They are going to film it when the next biggie turns up this Autumn, so if you want to get on TV just get to the next big bird to turn up, unless its mid week and youve thrown a sicke of course! Its going to be something similar to the last one in 1996 which featured the one and only Lee Evans.

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I heard a Black Redstart on Poirot the other day, before I saw the one in Ashton. Perhaps it was an omen!

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The Wildest Dreams, a series on BBC on Wednesdays at 7:30pm features Jane Downton, the popular and helpful ranger at Daisy Nook CP.
It's a kind of Masterchef competition, with 9 people facing challenges in Africa to become the one who gets offered a job with the BBC Natural History Unit. Jane got through the first round last week.

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Birdman of Alcatraz - BBC at 1.30pm today (26/07/2009) - a slightly different birding story!



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Hi Mike,
First of all, well done on your Mystery Bird I/D last month, it took some skill and the courage of your conviction to get that right.
I saw the episode of "South Pacific" and was totally captivated by the Kagus; (I had no idea they ran and pranced about like that).
I was also intrigued to see recounted the sad story of the demise of the Stephen Island Wren, (a topic in which I have a particular interest), and also to see film footage of the island itself; - far bigger and hillier than I previously suspected.
The episode is well worth seeing, if only for the Kagus though.
Cheers,
Mike P

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Just in case anyone missed either Sunday's episode or the Monday repeat "South Pacific" covered a good variety of birds this week including Kagus, Keas & Kakapos. Catch it on BBC iplayer until next week, when the series ends

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Thursday 11th June, 9pm.

Scotish ITV - STV -

Wild Islands, Masters of the sky, all about birds of prey.

Dont know if any body can get this channel via their sky dish.


think you can watch online next day via STV website.


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For future episodes, also repeated 7.00 p.m. BBC2 on Monday nights

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Some excellent footage of Bald Eagles, American Dippers, Stellers Jay, Snow Geese and of course lots of mammals in one of the harshest environments on earth - Yellowstone prog on sunday. Iplayer has it to view.
Looks like it's going to be a must watch series.
Henery.

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white tailed eagles on last nights Monty Halls' Great Escape. 4 of them are at a distance as they go fishing near the end of the programme, a lone puffin struggling to fly in the middle. use bbci player to view last nights (sunday) tv

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3 stonking Bald Eagles tonight on Xtreme Fishing, as Robson Green does the biz in Alaska..

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A nice selection of birdlife on Friday's Natural World prog on the 8,000 miles of the 'Iron Curtain' now forming a series of linear nature reserves from the Baltic to the Adriatic & Black Seas. Cranes in Finland, Great Bustards in Hungary and Imperial Eagles in Bulgaria, with several more species featured, more 'in shot' and Golden Oriole on the soundtrack. Well worth the watch just to see what can come from 1 man's idea.

Catch it on iplayer 'till the series ends

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HD tv certainly comes into it's own for these types of programmes, we watched it too and the footage of a flock/group/shoal () of Cape Gannets 'swimming' 20 metres below the sea's surface was truly stunning indeed.

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Just watched "Nature's great events" on the BBC HD channel. Stunning footage of Gannets diving for sardines.

Dean.


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Ignore him, Melanie, he's a philipinebiggrin.gif

I thought the most interesting bits were the reed warbler's reaction to the 'wrong' egg and the stuff about the begging call sounding like a whole nestful of chicks

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Im going to watch it again to look for the "chill in them little fluffy hearts " giggle.giflaughing.gif

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I do believe it is also repeated on BBC2 tomorrow.

keep birding

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Cuckoo,not to be missed,very interesting and informative but not for the faint hearted,I,m always amazed at the migration/navigation thing thats built in to the dna.If you missed it
try BBC I play ,it,s ok,but if anyone wants a cd(there,s a bloke in the pubwink.gif) just ask me nicely

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l watched it too last night and was 'agog',l hopefully learnt loads and can't wait for April to see them again at Rindle Road.Their call is beautiful but haunting and must send chills through the little fluffy hearts of their intended hosts hmm.gif

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The BBC2 Natural History program on the Cuckoo last night was outstanding.I was very impressed with both the content and the photography.

I will be awaiting the arrival of the Cuckoo's next April at Rindle with a lot more interestsmile.gif

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Wrong bearded tit - I was looking for Mr O - sorry!!!

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No sign of the Bearded fellow on my BBC2 Paul disbelief.gif



Well, he's on my BBC2



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No sign of the Bearded fellow on my BBC2 Paul disbelief.gif

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The bearded tit is going to the Isles of Scilly tonight to see the Nighthawk.
BBC2 9 oclock.

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The bearded tit is going to the Isles of Scilly tonight to see the Nighthawk.
BBC2 9 oclock.

keep watching

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sky+ is setwink.gif

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Friday 9th Jan 20.00hrs BBC 2 The Natural World on the Eurasian Cuckoo

GOT THAT RIGGERS

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Not sure when it'll be on yet, but I've spent a couple of weeks with the Wash Wader Ringing Group over the summer and we were filmed for the One Show on a Sanderling catch. It was initially supposed to be on this evening, but apparently they might be going to hold it until October. I'll keep you posted.

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well not on tv but radio 4 toinght 9 pm ,costing the earth was about urban gulls maybe you can get it on listen again,very interesting but not very conclusive.

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Watched a great programme tonight. "Born To Be Wild" on BBC 4. It's a series about enthusiastic amateur wildlife people. This weeks was Birds. 4 short stories about studying and ringing Puffins, Peregrines, Reed Warblers and Corn Buntings.
Well worth watching.

I'm not sure when it was originally shown. I watched it on the "watch again/BBCi" thingy
on the digi box. Check the listings, it's worth it.
Next week it's Butterflies.

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The Wild China series on BBC 2 has had some spectacular birds and scenery, too.

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Springwatch from Norfolk tonight BBC 2 8pm, beats Eastenders.

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