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Coming up on the final Unsprung of 2011

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Gavin Boyland Gavin Boyland | 17:21 UK time, Thursday, 24 November 2011

It's our final show tomorrow! We can't believe how the time has flown. Team Unsprung are on the final home strait. We can't thank you enough for all the letters, emails, photos and videos.

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We've got a spectacular show prepared for you. Get ready for an All-Star quiz, some feathery star...lets, some animal art and of course, as many of your questions, photos and videos as we can squeeze into our little half hour.

We hope you'll tune in to Unsprung after the main show, or the warm up act as we like to call it. There's still time to get more of your stunning starling images into the photo group and to upload your home wildlife movies.

Some friends of Unsprung 2011 will be returning so keep an eye out for Iolo, Maya, Nick, and Richard and we'll be looking back through some of the best bits of the series this year. What do you remember as your favourite moments? Let us know by commenting below.


  • Comment number 1.

    my favourite moments from series was when JOHNNY KINGDOM & BILL ODDIE where on the show it came to life just what the doctor ordered .

  • Comment number 2.

    Hurry, last chance to ask questions here for nobody to answer oin the program, then not return to see if another poster has answered.

  • Comment number 3.

    Have very much enjoyed this series! Was great to see Nick Baker back on our screens albeit for a rather short slot!! (More Nick Baker & bugs please!!! And how George McGavin as a guest sometime? He's brilliant too!)

    On the subject of loudest bird voice, surely the wren has to be a good contender? Has anyone measured the loudness of their song? When you consider how small they are!! Can even hear them at the side of the road when you're driving they're so loud!

    Another question I have for Chris Packham! He says no creatures do things without a purpose... well why do dolphins ride the bow wave other than for pleasure? Am intrigued to know!

    Keep up the great work one and all!

    Rockwolf x

  • Comment number 4.

    im gutted im going to miss my friday night autumnwach hour (and half)!! o well at least i got the soaps afterword :(

    i cant wait for tonight although its a last it will probably be brill

    and its been good this year even though kate wasnt here

    but michaella have done a very good job and also the new weekly presenters
    and i would also like to say that last saturday it was our first time ever to see a bittern :D we saw it doing its walk and then we saw it flying over the pool in Kenig NNR :D and in that place there have been at last 5 bitterns there as far as i know :D

  • Comment number 5.

    Sorry to see the end of yet another great series. Many enjoyable moments throughout, but Martin’s bedazzling blue waistcoat in last week’s programme must surely serve as one of the most outstanding highlights to date.

    Can't wait to see what kind of sartorial combination Martin will be sporting tonight!!!

  • Comment number 6.

    I would like to ask a question on behalf of my father Mr Robert Thomson. He would like to know why there seem to be fewer song thrushes in evidence in Scotland nowadays.

  • Comment number 7.

    I'm asking this question on behalf of my 8 year old son. Where is the best place to spot a Gyr falcon and What can you tell me about a Montague Harrier?

  • Comment number 8.

    AWWWWWW NOOO!!!! Ive loved it soooo much! Thank you so much for a brilliant couple of weeks of bringing us the best wildlife footage here in Britain! Well done everyone, its been great with Micheala but missing Kate and cant wait to see her soon! xxxxx well done! :)

  • Comment number 9.

    Sorry, but I loved Iolo saying "Pufflings" into the camera : )

  • Comment number 10.

    I also LOVED Martin's stunning waistcoat last week

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi everyone.
    I had a male Blue Tit at our feeder two weeks ago. He had a large lesion on his right eye. It was about 25% smaller than his head and very raw in appearance. Is this an injury or a tumour? I am sure I read an article about Blue Tits suffering from some sort of disease. There were no other Blue Tits with him at all.

    Many thanks for a superb series, it has been fantastic. I am glued to it for the last one!

  • Comment number 12.

    I'm fairly sure that I saw bats flying around the Chapel Stand at St Marys last Saturday. As they use echolocation, I was wondering how they cope with sheer volume of the crowd, especially after the 3 goals...

  • Comment number 13.

    The stunning Starling footage over the water. I would just love to experience that

  • Comment number 14.

    Soooooooooo sad that that Autumn watch is coming to and end this is the highlight of our week. Frozen Planet Wednesday then Autumn Watch Friday the content of the programme is so varied, topical and interesting. We love the reports each week from your guests, do you ever have members of the general public give reports?? It was so nice to see Bill Odie back he is such a font of knowledge and I love his wit and humour, (not that yours Chris is not). Martin is looking very much the country gent. Now we are looking forward to springwatch!!!

  • Comment number 15.

    We have heard the vixen calling in the road outside our house We live at the edge of an estate on the outskirts of the county town!

  • Comment number 16.

    Favourite bit..? For me, it has to be the Osprey completing it's journey to Africa. Twas emotional.

  • Comment number 17.

    This has been the best series ever! I adore Kate and have missed her contributions but Michaela has been a gem and balanced the two lads fantstically! Can't bear to think of Fridays without Autumnwatch, but guess I will just have to wait for the return of Springwatch!!

  • Comment number 18.

    I wrote a sonnet for Christmas, which I thought you might enjoy because it is very apt considering the mildness of this November. It's called "Christmas Gold" and, well, without further ado, here goes: -

    What is it that our childhood dreams foretell?
    Illusion, which reality belies:
    Enthralling images that make hearts swell
    Of snowmen, carrot noses, coal for eyes,
    The carol singers, Santa hats, mulled wine,
    With children dancing, reindeer prancing by.
    Through frosted panes a silver moon will shine
    On message-bringing angels in the sky.

    Now atmospheric change, a warmer earth,
    The season, skewed, turned reason on its head;
    Made creatures in the autumn - full of mirth,
    Renewing springtime vows - build nests instead.

    So what warm secret does our future hold?
    A promise of the coming... Christmas gold.

    Happy Christmas to Chris, Martin and Michaela and all the team (not forgetting Level-headed Jo)

  • Comment number 19.

    I had the most wonderful experience involving foxes almost 10 years ago. The local vixen brought her 4 cubs into the garden to say hello whilst I was clearing up after our wonderful wedding day. They spent 15 minutes leaping around my feet whilst I cleared away glasses and plates. Unfortunately everyone was watching from inside the house and no one thought to take any photos. Best end to a great day.

  • Comment number 20.

    how about winterwatch ?

  • Comment number 21.

    Do any animals follow visible spoor of prey i.e footprints like the san bushmen and other hunter gatherers not just chemical signs?

  • Comment number 22.

    my 9 year old son says ask why are flies attracted to the light ?

  • Comment number 23.

    One of my favourate items where the Perigrine falcons

    Many thanks to the whole team for an enjoyable series and look forward to the winter specials

  • Comment number 24.

    The best part for me has got to be when Chris was in the ancient woodland looking at Lichens because it was such a beautiful place to look at one of my favourite organisms, and of course i loved the many charts that Chris made, its always fun to make stuff scientific! BUT I REALLY LOVED IT ALL :)

  • Comment number 25.

    Great place to see starlings RSPB strumpshaw Norfolk.
    Great series keep up the good work!

  • Comment number 26.

    Too many fantastic moments to mention but the ospreys and the foxes were fantastic! Loving the starlings - its great to hear Martin say they are beautiful, people give me grief for liking them.
    Can't imagine what I'm going to do without my weekly dose of AW. Thanks to you all for another stunning series and look forward to the specials. Erm... talking of which you asked what we would like to see on the Christams special... Martin straddling his bike in just a Santa hat would definately make my Christmas! Pleeeeease? Go Itchy and Scratchy - superstars!

  • Comment number 27.

    I'm putting my money on Mr Itchy!

  • Comment number 28.

    The Pitsea foxes travel a few miles onto Canvey Island and they not only come on to the Island at night time but they also walk through the local streets in the daytime, sometimes you can see 3 or 4 foxes walking down our street(Church Parade)
    regards, John Anderson

  • Comment number 29.

    I have no problem with this

  • Comment number 30.

    Too much silliness. Was Unsprung a sort of Blue Peter or what?


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