Brett Westwood is joined by keen bird watcher, Stephen Moss, on an arable farm on the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. With the help of wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson they offer a practical and entertaining guide to identifying the birds which you're most likely to see and hear in farmland copses; birds like Pheasant, Rook, Buzzard and Little Owl.
This is the fourth of five programmes to help identify many of the birds seen and heard in the British countryside, in winter pastures, arable fields, farmyards, hedgerows and copses. Not only is there advice on how to recognise the birds from their appearance, but also how to identify them from their calls and songs.
This series complements four previous series; A Guide to Garden Birds, A Guide Woodland Birds, A Guide to Water Birds and A Guide to Coastal Birds and is aimed at both the complete novice as well as those who are eager to learn more about our farmland visitors and residents.
PRODUCER: Sarah Blunt.