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Best of British

Duration: 04:51

Johnny Keeling films wildlife in an unusually harsh Derbyshire winter. In one of his unique and poetic views of British wildlife, Johnny comments that such weather makes you appreciate spring all the more when it comes. And when it does, there's a flurry of exhilarating activity. All around animals are breeding, including birds, water voles and frogs. He's filmed some unusual things including an adder basking and a stoat stealing eggs. Johnny recites one of his poems, on the theme of spring returning.

Available since: Fri 14 May 2010


Simon King
Kate Humble
Chris Packham
Gordon Buchanan
Martin Hughes-Games
Reema Lorford
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones

This clip is from

Springwatch 2009, Episode 1

Following the daily fortunes of new wildlife characters at the climax of spring.

First broadcast: 25 May 2009

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