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May (16 posts)

  1. Countdown to Cardiff

    Thursday 28 May 2009, 12:20

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Singers from all over the world start arriving in Wales next week ready to stake their claim for one of opera's most prestigious titles: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

    Find out about the singers along with the repertoire they will perform on the 2009 competitors page, and see the full performance...

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  2. Coniferous chorus

    Thursday 28 May 2009, 11:29

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

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

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  3. The elusive polecat

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 11:48

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  4. Dipping my feet in

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 09:16

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  5. Filming kites at Gigrin

    Wednesday 27 May 2009, 08:56

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  6. Lake Vyrnwy dawn chorus

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 14:40

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  7. A special guest

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 12:08

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

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

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  8. Up with the larks

    Tuesday 26 May 2009, 10:10

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  9. Bird song quiz

    Friday 22 May 2009, 11:45

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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  10. Slow-mo goshawk footage

    Friday 22 May 2009, 11:17

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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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