Extant Miocene first appearances in all BBC programmes
Kate Humble presents the bittern.
David Lindo, the Urban Birder, on the kestrel.
David Lindo the Urban Birder on seeing an osprey next to Wormwood Scrubs in London.
Musician Fyfe Dangerfield enjoys watching his son chasing one of our most common birds.
Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the kestrel.
The RSPB's Liane Holdsworth recalls the kestrel for Tweet of the Day.
The RSPB's Matthew Capper recalls the joy of hearing a bittern for Tweet of the Day.
Michael Morpurgo's paean to the beautiful, mysterious swan.
Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the osprey.
Writer and wildlife programme-maker Stephen Moss recalls the first time he saw a bittern.