Autumnwatch: Ask Chris Watson a question
You might not be familiar with Chris Watson, our next guest presenter. But chances are you've appreciated his work across a load of natural history programmes without even realising it. Chris is an acclaimed, BAFTA-winning wildlife sound recordist, responsible for capturing the sounds of the natural world for programmes such as Autumnwatch, Life In The Undergrowth and Life Of Mammals to name just a few.
He's joining us on next week's show to share his expertise and answer your questions about the sounds of autumn wildlife on Unsprung. So is there anything you've always wanted to know about the sounds of nature? What autumn sounds intrigue you or mystify you? Now is the time to ask.
For this year's Autumnwatch, Chris steps in front of the camera to take us on a journey exploring the melodies of waterway wildlife. He'll be following one of his favourite rivers, the River Coquet in Northumberland, from source to sea as it meanders through the orchestral landscape. British rivers teem with life - on the banks, in the water and in the air - and Chris is an expert at capturing these rhythms.
Over the years, Chris and his microphones have travelled the globe archiving the sounds of the natural world. His extensive career spans the last three decades taking him from the microscopic world of Life In The Undergrowth through the vast soundscapes of the savannah in Big Cat Diary, and from Icelandic groaning glaciers to undulating underwater currents.
As BBC Series Producer Stephen Moss said about him: "Calling Chris a sound recordist is like saying George Best could kick a ball about, or Michelangelo was handy with a paintbrush." So if you want to ask the Michelangelo/George Best of wildlife sound recording a question please post one below.
Watch Autumnwatch on Thursday 21 October to see Chris's audio journey down the river. In the meantime, post your sounds of wildlife questions for Chris below, watch a clip of him in action on Springwatch or listen to his awesome rook soundscape from last year's Autumnwatch.