Bogs and Mires

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Two birds with green legs, one with wing mirrors and a Common Gull that's not common at all (!) are discussed when Brett Westwood is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss in rather wild and windy weather on the rolling hills of the Long Mynd in Shropshire. With the help of recordings by wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson, they offer a practical and entertaining guide to the birds which you're most likely to see and hear on Britain's bogs and mires; birds like the Golden Plover with its hauntingly beautiful song, the Dunlin, Greenshank and Common Gull.

This is the fourth of five programmes to help you identify many of the birds seen and heard in Upland Britain; on heather moors, upland grasslands, cliffs and crags, bogs and mires and the high mountain tops. 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 five previous series; A Guide to Garden Birds, A Guide Woodland Birds, A Guide to Water Birds, A Guide to Coastal Birds and A Guide to Farmland Birds and is aimed at both the complete novice as well as those who are eager to learn more about our upland visitors and residents.

PRODUCER: Sarah Blunt.

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15 minutes

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Thu 10 Jan 2013 13:45

The Long Mynd, Shropshire

The series was recorded on The Long Mynd, Shropshire.  Visitor information is available from the National Trust.

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