A Birds Eye View
Chris begins this episode by getting as close as he can to starlings, to discover how they get at their food, insect grubs.
A Grubs Eye View
Chris finds a way to get underground, right underneath a tame flock of starlings, to have a grub’s eye view of these birds as they feed.
“In all of my years of watching wildlife and the great good fortune I’ve had of making wildlife programmes, I’ve never had a view like this”
Using this unique perspective, Chris reveals why starlings are such superbly adapted grassland animals. It’s an elegant demonstration of their natural abilities… until one or two discover that they can get at the grubs more easily be standing on Chris’s face and pecking at the grubs from beneath the soil!
A Hares View
Chris visits a suburban cemetery on the Wirral where brown hares thrive, feeding on the constant supply of fresh flowers.
- Chris Packham
- Series Producer
- Paul Bradshaw