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Lake Vyrnwy life

Duration: 01:04

Lake Vyrnwy has abundant wildlife including thousands of bugs which are the basis of life for many other creatures, such as common sandpipers and grey wagtails. The great crested grebe is a fish-eating bird. The goosander is also a fish-eater and much rarer than a red kite. The mother has a large brood of chicks, which she is taking across the lake to safe, still waters. The babies climb on to mum's back to get a lift, but there isn't room for all of them, so they take turns. She leads them to the sanctuary of a quiet backwater for a well earned rest.

Available since: Tue 18 May 2010


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

This clip is from

Springwatch 2009, Episode 6

See the best of the wild animal antics that Springwatch viewers have filmed themselves.

First broadcast: 02 Jun 2009

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