Episode 6

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Autumnwatch, Live 2011 Episode 6 of 8

Duration: 59 minutes

Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games broadcast live from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge reserve. The team explore the UK's spectacular coastline and marine life. They report on the dramatic rescue of fledging gannets, get to grips with our common lobster, and experience the autumn spectacle of thousands of waders gathering in our estuaries. There's an update on the migrating Bewicks's swans arriving at Slimbridge, and guest presenter and naturalist Iolo Williams takes to the high seas, searching for a giant of the deep, the fin whale.

  • A guide to beachcombing

    A guide to beachcombing

    Our beaches are awash with treasure hidden along the strandline and autumn's the best time do discover it.

    A guide to beachcombing
  • Migration in our seas

    Migration in our seas

    Many of our marine animals make journeys every bit as arduous as those of our birds.

    Migration in our seas
  • Autumnwatch webcams: The drama of swan lake

    Autumnwatch webcams: The drama of swan lake

    The webcams are back! Join us on the web and on Red Button from Friday 18 November for a unique view of one of autumn's key species, the Bewick's swan.

    Autumnwatch webcams: The drama of swan lake
  • Dyfi Osprey Project

    The latest news of our osprey chicks.

    Dyfi Osprey Project
  • Springwatch Christmas Special: Chris's Christmas Grotto

    Do you have any curious, unusual or potentially unidentifiable objects to present to Chris in his Christmas Grotto?

    Chris's Christmas Grotto
  • Grassholm gannet nests

    How plastic pollution is affecting the gannet nests on Grassholm Island.

    Grassholm gannet nests
  • Where to see marine wildlife

    Get out to the coast for a chance to see spectacular whales, dolphins, sharks and seabirds.

    Where to see marine wildlife


Chris Packham
Michaela Strachan
Martin Hughes-Games
Roger Webb
Iolo Williams


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