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Although we are no longer taking new comments you can still read those that were submitted during the project in 2008 by clicking on one of the pegs in the map above. The table below has the most recent comments and if you want to read more on any of these, click on the link in the topic column.

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Topic Comment Name Date
atlantic salmon Hi, i'm no fisherman but i take my dogs along the river Tyne daily between Melkridge and Haltwhistle. On Sunday 22nd Dec i noticed a couple of dead salmon along the riverbank, yesterday there were a g… Dave Texeira, Melkridge 24 Dec 2008
fish and chips Hi again, following my last comment, I walk along the river Tyne to watch Salmon migrating, do they travel in groups ? they seem to skip over the pebbles (and my wellies) in groups of between 12 - 20,… Dave Texeira, Melkridge 24 Dec 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting Is it unusual to see this butterfly in Tenerife? Ray Lenon 23 Dec 2008
battle of the salmon sexes Several dead salmon now appearing on the river Barle, coming down from Exmoor. Nicholas 18 Dec 2008
battle of the salmon sexes Do salmon move into Yorkshire rivers? Which? When? DAVE JOHNSTON 17 Dec 2008
murmurations of starlings I live in Warsaw and we are having an unseasonably mild winter. I am only just starting to see birds migrating South for the winter and this is the second week in December. I live near a public palace… Cate Evans 16 Dec 2008
tag a giant bluefin tuna I think it'z rly cool :) ( im only 12 tho :s) Yasmin Adely 15 Dec 2008
submit your swallow sighting I saw at least 5 African Swallows this morning with my Dad (14/12/08) Joshua Starkey (aged 7) 14 Dec 2008
the garden I love this time of year because flocks of migrating birds can regularly be seen and heard flying above my home. If I go into the garden, I always keep watch and listen carefully. A few weeks ago, I h… Annabelle Tipper 12 Dec 2008
battle of the salmon sexes Is information about pre-history concluded by the archeologists reliable? I mean when we say dinosaurs belong to 5 thousands years back, how can we prove it? Vaseem 12 Dec 2008
kingdom of the reindeer Visiting my mother in the UK this past week, I heard your World on the Move program on Radio 4. It was marvellous. Such a variety of creatures profiled. (Our family has been to the Arctic Circle when… Hilary Stookey 11 Dec 2008
swallow On December 12th 1988 I watched two swallows flying low over a nearby field. They did several circuits before disappearing off toward the South East. The first two people I told about this said I must… Christina Hollis 10 Dec 2008
kingdom of the reindeer Hans Westerberg 09 Dec 2008
kingdom of the reindeer Hi everybody! This topic was very interesting for me. I love animals, but I haven't heard about it! My best wishes to all of you! Detty 09 Dec 2008
crying curlews Hi,is there any way that the World on the Move program could address the problems of beekeeping not only in the UK but also the world as pollinating insects and specifically honeybees are currently su… David Teasdale 09 Dec 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting Monarch butterflies sighted in Maderia Mary Gillam 09 Dec 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 Always listen to the programme on Long Wave. Well done Trevor Craig 06 Dec 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 Just keeping up with the goings-on in WotM, currently in Vörstetten, Germany Iris Pfluger-Bassett 05 Dec 2008
murmurations of starlings I'd like to add some balance to your sanguine remarks regarding starling hordes that invade from the continent every autumn. I run a small family farm on the edge of the Somerset Levels and we see tho… Richard Vaux 04 Dec 2008
murmurations of starlings Are there any of these flocks of starlings in the Nottingham/Derby area? Donald Gilchrist 04 Dec 2008
murmurations of starlings We have two distinct crowds of starlings, maybe one lot could be called a murmuration and they appear in the village each autumn presumably from points north, like the Faroes or Iceland and they hang… David, from North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis. 03 Dec 2008
tag a giant bluefin tuna Has there been any evidence of blue fin tuna in the north sea? As in the thirties it was a pleasure fishing for large tuna based at Scaborough, Yorkshire. JOHN MOODY 02 Dec 2008
murmurations of starlings I live a couple of miles south of Darlington and for the last 10 years or so, our part of our village has been home to a flock of starlings who seem to live here all year round. I've no idea how big t… Louise Alban 02 Dec 2008
humming bird hawk moth Nov. 28, 2008 sighting feeding on a plumbago bush at dusk in North Fort Myers, FL USA. It actually had almost a flourescent pink wing with the striped body. It never alighted but kept flying constantl… Valerie 30 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings I live in Somerset near the famous Shapwick Heath roost.I Work in Street and can tell when the starlings are ready to display by the way they gather in the trees here before the flight down to Shapwic… Caroline Wallbank 30 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings We put up a swift box a couple of years ago but starlings moved in straight away. They had no trouble at all working out how to get in and have been in residence ever since. Last week they started bri… Lesley Dance 27 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings Back in the late 70s I researched into why birds like starlings form such spectacular roosts. Some fly 80 miles each way, so there must be a very good reason for them to spend so much energy every day… Peter de Groot 27 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings I used to watch the Starlings when I was a kid gather on Runcorn bridge before they put the bird scarers in. Over here they gather in the pine trees around the house, the whole place alive with chatte… Badger 27 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings To the south of my house, in Dorset there are some unsightly gravel pits which are ruining the countryside and destroying habitat. However, one old pit has developed into a new reed bed, by accident o… Marion Dove 27 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 My question is, did any living thing or animal travelling in or on our body eg. Electron microscopic creatures? Khan 27 Nov 2008
red admirals Jenny Mallett saw a Red Admiral taking nectar on ivy on 25th November at Butterfly Conservation's Magdalen Hill Down reserve in Winchester. Visit the branch web site at www.hantsiow-butterflies.org.uk… Lynn Fomison 27 Nov 2008
nimrod in guinea bissau its so good to know what is going on with the ospreys, i had the pleasure of been a volunteer in the osprey watch, only for 1 day but was still amazing to be so close to such a wonderful bird and be i… LOuise 27 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings 1110 Wednesday Nov. 26th 2008. Twelve or so starlings feeding on the lawn. First time I have seen them in ages. 3/4 minutes later all flew off - intimidated by a crow also on lawn? Susan Bouchier 26 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings We have a large murmuration of Starlings, visiting every evening. They finanally come to rest in the laurel hedge around our garden. It has been estimated that there is about 20,000. They chatter away… Ross Gibbs 26 Nov 2008
humming bird hawk moth I have worked in a large garden in this location for over 5 years. Up until this year we have always enjoyed having Humming-bird Hawk-moths here in the summer/autumn - they always seem attracted to Bl… Ron Bragg 25 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings I have the thankless task of supervising the street cleansing of Ipswich Town centre and on Saturday 15th November around 0530am I was drawn to a strange sound at the rear of a large shop in town. It… James Jennings 25 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings I have a very small group of starlings that have been with me since they hatched in the spring, feeding daily at my bird table and feeding station. From fledglings till now they have been like a bunch… Rosemarie 25 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings We live a couple of miles from Bideford in North Devon where there is a huge flock of starlings which roost under the old bridge. To see them swirling and sweeping across the sky is unforgettable. It… Sue Tait 25 Nov 2008
murmurations of starlings At Riddlesworth Hall (built c 1900) in south Norfolk, there are cases of stuffed birds let into the walls. Behind the piano there is a case of oddities, white crows and such like. In the bottom corner… Dirk Bouwens 25 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 Thoroughly enjoy World on the Move and greatly admire those who devote so much time to nquiry intosuch vast wildlife follow-up and research.Two years ago we moved fom the countryside (southwest Scotla… Laurence Robertson 25 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 I love your program. It has been a great way to keep in touch with whats going on in the Natural World.I was especially enthralled with the Osprey saga as in 1979 and several other later years I was t… Richard Barrett 25 Nov 2008
crying curlews There used to be a colony of Curlews on Sampford Moor but now their numbers are down to only a pair. Not sure why this is .. more people using the common perhaps particularly when they have large dogs… AMANO Samarpan Tracy 25 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 3 Your programme today on Leatherbacks was wonderful. When I was young I would often see turtles when I swam off the northern coast of Oahu island, Hawaii. Would they have been leatherbacks? Shane Gough-Breaks 25 Nov 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting We have had Monarch Butterflys here at Calabash Bay, on Roatan for about three weeks now, they are not plentyful, in groups of two or three, and spend their time flying between purple nettle flowers.… David Swain 24 Nov 2008
submit your osprey sighting I saw an Osprey flying Southeast over Arctic Street NW5 on 14th Sept, 2008 at approx 1300hrs Pete Mantle 24 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark In Nov 2006 I was on a dive rib en route from Sodwana Bay (South Africa) to a dive site, when someone spotted a male whale shark. We entered the water and I was privileged to be able to swim alongside… Dave W 23 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark It is an interesting topic & a good piece of information by BBC. Karthik 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I am usally scared of sharks but these look so peaceful and calm, I forget that I am scared of sharks. Alice 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I live and work in Perth, WA - I'm often sent videos of whale sharks off the NWS due to our subsea operations - it is absolutely amazing to see these animals at some very deep locations but also very… Phil Bremner 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I have never seen a shark in water, but I would love to see one but would most probably be terrified. Maude 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark This rocks! Jessica 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I swam with a baby whale shark off the Maldives, totally awesome and very memorable, but they are getting rarer to see, are they reducing in numbers or moving on?? Nic Townsend 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark Year 9 at the Dubai British School have been looking at Dr. Meekan's work as part of their Key Stage 3 Science in the News course. In particular we have been interested in his theory about whale shark… Andrew Homden 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark Went diving with Whale Shark's in Donsol, Philippines - amazing to see at first hand Stephen J Nicholls 22 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark Please send audio vidoes of the world's largest fish Chirwa Eric D 22 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 5 My home internet service is dial-up. In my spare time at work, I take advantage of broadband connection to find more on interesting subjects. I also download podcasts and have been listening to a Docu… Heather Cumming 21 Nov 2008
crying curlews I live in the middle of Carmarthenshire in sheep country. The land around here is mostly quite un-improved. Most of the fields have sheep in and are grazed close. There is a common above our house whe… Beverley Griffiths 20 Nov 2008
crying curlews I have lived on the north side of the Ribble Estuary (Warton marsh) for nearly 6 years. A flock of about 20-30 curlew has had a regular presence on the area of marsh I can see for the entire period. T… Andrew Elliott 20 Nov 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting Re. David Spooner's observations and your reply: this is not the place for a creation vs. evolution debate (I know, I know) but when you say "This is not the case" to 'you say there is a "designer"' y… Paul Underwood 19 Nov 2008
leatherback turtles part 3 I love to listen to Radio 4 very much. Today I happened to look through the main page, the large whale caught my interest. The moving radio sounds fantastic. Gloria Chen 19 Nov 2008
why migrate Ddo you have a migration theme on tigers? Daniel McIver 18 Nov 2008
atlantic salmon I saw what I believe to be a salmon this morning (Tue 18 Nov), dead and half-eaten, way up within a couple of miles of the source of the South Tyne (OS Grid Ref NY758394). It was about 2 foot long. I… Jules Cadie 18 Nov 2008
crying curlews Hi - I was just responding to Brett's comment on the programme this morning that curlews in North Worcestershire were a thing of the past. Whilst out cycling on 13/06/07 I saw a pair of curlews in a f… Tim Grapes 18 Nov 2008
crying curlews I haven't looked particularly for curlews, but I have the impression that they are around here all year round. We live a mile from the sea, and the farm land here is just below sea-level, but dry than… Chris Bradley 18 Nov 2008
crying curlews When my neighbour moved here 50 years ago she could hear the Corncrake. I have lived here 6 years and have seen a drop in numbers of the Curlew, and this year was the first that there were no breeding… Rosey Thompson 18 Nov 2008
crying curlews I retired from teaching a few years ago and have more time to explore and observe nature first hand. I go wandering at the foot of the Moorfoot Hills just outside Edinburgh and this year noticed more… Robert Hunter 18 Nov 2008
crying curlews I moved to Wernrheolydd, midway between Abergavenny and Monmouth in Monmouthshire, just over fourteen years ago. For a number of years, between five and ten breeding pairs of curlew appeared in the fi… John Brown 18 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I want to see a whale shark, I missed them in NZ, Australia, and Thailand!! Paul Anderson 18 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark The problem is that the whale shark meat is so valuable in China that if a whale shark is caught it can mean the the man or men who caught it need not work again for the rest of their lives. I was luc… Stuart 18 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I try to listen to all nature programmes on my computer (the BBC does this very well) I would have liked to have been a marine biologist when younger. I live in a tree covered area called the Vega (So… Neil Armstrong 18 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I LOVE the Beeb website (news, radio, sport) & BBC Canada & World News TV - Absolute quality thanx !! Andy Illingworth 18 Nov 2008
nimrod in africa Thanks for sharing, it is really encouraging! There are only few osprey stay in Shanghai every winter, they are rare and I have not seen they hunting...There are lots of harriers though in Shanghai, I… Jing 17 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark Awesome. More like this needs doing before the existence of sharks altogether is damned. People need to know about the large-scale slaughter of sharks in their natural habitats, it's a shame that, in… Dan 16 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I am very interested in wildlife all over the world and enjoy the BBC service William James Munro 16 Nov 2008
tracking the narwhal Hi mig name is Mads Ole Kristiansen in 2008 hawe bein narwhal radio in SIUNNERTALIK i hwant hawe video film to narwhal radio ved harbund. Mads Ole Kristiansen 16 Nov 2008
humming bird hawk moth Hummingbird hawk moth seen feeding on lavender 14 nov. 2008 Charles Johns 15 Nov 2008
monarchs return to mexico I live in the Canary Islands. I allow the milkweed plant to increase and have a goodly number of Monarch butterflies. They seem to be here all the year but, do they have a migration pattern to Africa… Gillian Emery 15 Nov 2008
painted lady butterfly I need to know about Painted Lady Butterflies ANY INFO IS GOOD Mr. Smith 14 Nov 2008
oceanic odyssey of the whale shark I am taking a yacht to the Hebrides next summer doing a charter, and would like if possible to see Basking Sharks and also to observe as much wildlife as we can. Where are we most likely to encounter… Rob York 14 Nov 2008
elephant seals Can you imagine walking down the beach, and suddenly this huge killer whale comes out of the surf on to the beach beside you. Wow. That would freak me out. Then this huge killer whale drags you out an… Michael D. 14 Nov 2008
submit your swallow sighting Still 3 birds today (14/11) on East Lothian coast between Port Seton and Longniddry; apparent family party, female and 2 juvs; feeding well around upper beach and over coast road in very mild but wind… Stephen Welch 14 Nov 2008
submit your swallow sighting My brother saw a swallow in Lothersdale, North Yorkshire today November 3th! Surely this is unusual? Jeremy Gott 13 Nov 2008
submit your swallow sighting Sighted two swallows several minutes apart heading SW today in the afternoon. This is the latest date I have ever seen them still in the UK. I would have thought that there is very little food left fo… Simon Flisher 11 Nov 2008
gardenwatch Are Jays starting to frequent gardens more than they did? I regularly see a Jay in my garden now but never saw one in the past. Maureen Gillet 09 Nov 2008
basking sharks Guys u rock........ this stuff is soo amazin and guys.......... can u get me more info on migrating "BIRDS" Soniya Shah Rukh Khan 09 Nov 2008
running with monarchs part iii Thanks BBC Radio 4 for your intelligence. How do I send you a photo of a Monarch taken September 20, 2008 on Mt. Sutton, Québec, Canada? A hundred km south of my location, but a long-long way from Mex… Douglas Davidson 09 Nov 2008
gardenwatch For this first time we have seen Goldcrests, Chaffinches & great tits in our garden. Mr Robert McFadyen 08 Nov 2008
wildebeest What is a wildbeest species? Amy 07 Nov 2008
wildebeest What is a wildbeest species? Allie 07 Nov 2008
submit your osprey sighting I holidayed, with my family, on the Norfolk Broads in September. We had the privilege of observing an osprey on the upper reaches of the river Bure (between Wroxham and Coltishall) over a five-day per… Mary Sanders 07 Nov 2008
humming bird hawk moth Hi just wanted to tell you that I just seen a hummingbird hawkmoth in my backgarden.09.15am of 05th of Nov 2008At first I thought it was a native UK hummingbird but after a little research I quickly f… Mark Phillips 05 Nov 2008
logie is home We recently spotted on three afternoons (August) at the same flight path at Dungeness, 1615 hrs a night heron flight path sw across road towards nature reserve HQ. We consider ourselves quite privileg… Michael Cleary 05 Nov 2008
toads on roads A lot of big toads here, why do they repeatedly wait outside the door to be let in? Andi Main 05 Nov 2008
common toad Re the Commomn Toad. Having seen your map on sitings-would just like to confirm that there are plenty of toads in south Brittany in the Morbihan area about 3 km from Locmine. Not only were thye in the… Natalie Carlile 04 Nov 2008
humming bird hawk moth I saw one in the North of Serbia during the last week of September. Is that unusual; shouldn't it have migrated North by then? Sarah Leedham 04 Nov 2008
swallow Amazingly we saw two juvenile swallows happily feeding on 2nd November at the RSPB reserve at Campsfield Marsh in Cumbria. There were still insects around but we are assuming that these swallows are n… Claire Godfrey 04 Nov 2008
red admirals Upon rising on October 27th I saw a Red Admiral butterfly on the curtain of the hall window. I opened the window and the butterfly flew away William Dickens 04 Nov 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting We saw a lot of monarchs in North Carolina during mid-October, both in the Piedmont, and at Wilmington. Janet Quested 04 Nov 2008
submit your monarch butterfly sighting Saw several Monarchs in Madeira between 25th-31st October Steve Akrill 04 Nov 2008
gardenwatch I am sure I saw a monarch catterpillar two years ago in the Kyrenia mountains, munching its way through a wild carrot, until suddenly it stopped. I thought it had died, but no - it had started to pupa… Leonie Brittain 04 Nov 2008

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