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  1. Batty about bats

    Wednesday 3 June 2009, 15:37

    Bats were recently featured on Springwatch when the team here managed to sync up the thermal imaging cam with a device that recorded the sound of the bats echo locating, so it was audible to our ears..

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  2. Waterfalls and portaloos

    Wednesday 3 June 2009, 14:10

    The more observant of you will have noticed that we've recently moved location. I know some of you were getting bored of the lake view but it's hard not to be impressed by the vista up here.


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  3. Choughed to bits

    Tuesday 2 June 2009, 11:00

    We recently ventured over to Bardsey Island to film some rather special migratory sea birds but whilst we were there, Simon King heard the tell tale call of a chough in the hills behind us...

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  4. The krypton tractor

    Monday 1 June 2009, 15:43

    You may have already read that we visited red kites at Gigrin Farm last week.

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  5. Giving the bird

    Monday 1 June 2009, 15:20

    Chris Watson has been down to the conifer woods recording the second goshawk pair we're currently watching for Springwatch.


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  6. Scavenger hunt

    Monday 1 June 2009, 13:10

    You'll see from the Gigrin Farm red kite video footage on Springwatch last night that it's not just the kites that enjoy a free feed.

    There are also a number of species of the crow family present.

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  7. Dipper update

    Monday 1 June 2009, 11:55

    Sad news after the weekend as the three dipper chicks all succesfully fledged but one drowned as it became entangled in the grill which the birds had to fly through, to escape to the outside world from the relative safety of their nest.

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  8. Coniferous chorus

    Thursday 28 May 2009, 11:29

    Chris Watson, our resident wildlife sound recordist has been at it again.

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  9. The elusive polecat

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 11:48

    As you may have seen in recent episodes of Springwatch, Jamie and Jenny - our resident Polecat team are hot on the trail of a very shy polecat near Bala.

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  10. Dipping my feet in

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 09:16

    Quite literally today, as I got a tip-off that some our camera team were off filming a dipper's nest, which they'd been watching near the dam at Lake Vyrnwy.

    Cameraman John Aitchison was on a mission to fix a camera under a bridge to film the nest:

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  11. Filming kites at Gigrin

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 08:56

    The weather was definitely against us as we drove into dark clouds and torrential rain on our way down to Gigrin Farm, so not ideal kite flying weather! Around an hour and half later we arrived at the farm and the skies were beginning to clear.

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  12. Lake Vyrnwy dawn chorus

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 14:40

    Chris Watson, legendary wildlife sound recordist for the programme, goes out everyday recording weird and wonderful sounds with a variety of kit around the Springwatch locations.

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  13. A special guest

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 12:08

    Before meeting a real life goshawk, Simon was keen to get some rehearsal in. Cue a very special furry guest.

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  14. Up with the larks

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 10:10

    A cold dark start to the day today; 3.30am to be precise... I'd agreed to cover a dawn chorus with Simon King and Chris Watson, and we began to assemble outside the hotel reception in the half light.

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  15. Bird song quiz

    Friday 22 May 2009, 11:45

    Getting out and about at dawn is physically demanding, but rewarding from a nature point of view. The dawn chorus is a great wildlife experience.

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  16. Slow-mo goshawk footage

    Friday 22 May 2009, 11:17

    Having met Gelert , Simon King and the rest of the crew set up the gear to capture slow-mo footage of him.

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  17. Introducing a goshawk

    Friday 22 May 2009, 11:01

    I thought I'd show you the star of the goshawk shoot, Gelert. Paul Melton, head falconer at Mid Wales Falconry, gives us an introduction to this very special bird.

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  18. Lake Vyrnwy

    Thursday 21 May 2009, 14:16

    I thought I'd give you a bit of background information on the main Springwatch outside broadcast (OB) location today.

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  19. Gelert the goshawk

    Thursday 21 May 2009, 10:21

    Well after a long but picturesque drive through the Welsh hills I arrived at the location for this year's first batch of Springwatch programmes - Lake Vyrnwy.

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  20. Springwatch in Wales

    Tuesday 19 May 2009, 13:51

    This year we're honoured to have the resident Springwatch wild man - Simon King visiting our shores.

    Simon - 'the king of field craft' and his hi-tech, 'mission impossible' field team have the unique wildlife of mid and
    north Wales in their sights this year.

    The locations and habitats vary greatly and...

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