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Episode 6

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live from Gloucestershire. Gillian Burke is in Yorkshire investigating how bitterns have returned to this post-industrial landscape.

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live again from the Gloucestershire countryside, where it has been a 'fledge-fest' since Monday night. On Monday, the show ended with high drama as one of the blackbird chicks fledged and was promptly caught and eaten by its neighbour the little owl. So how have the other three chicks fared today?

Down near the river the mandarin ducklings decided it was time to make the jump too - a dramatic 3.5m launch from their treetop home, and throughout the day both the marsh tit and willow warbler chicks left home too.

Taking a breath from the action, Iolo Williams took a nighttime safari around Sherborne, searching for the three species of owl in they area - the barn, tawny and little owl. He also introduces us to another new camera and yet another Springwatch first - a long-eared owl nest in Wales.

Gillian Burke has moved to another reserve in Yorkshire, the RSPB's St Aidan's, where an old piece of mining machinery is now home to an astonishing array of wildlife.

And it is the final installment in the 'Lord of the Wings' epic, where we find out whether the golden eagle or the white-tailed eagle comes out on top, Michaela reports on what the residents of Bristol are doing to fight the tide of plastic in their rivers, and we go deep underwater to see a wonderful submarine garden.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 5 Jun 2018 20:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:49

    Howard Shore

    The Fellowship

  • 00:50

    City of Prague Philharmonic / Crouch End Festival Chorus / Raine

    The Bridge of Khazad Dum

  • 00:51

    Nic Raine, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra



Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Presenter Michaela Strachan
Presenter Gillian Burke
Presenter Iolo Williams
Producer Laura Whitley
Production Manager Lucy Smith
Series Producer Chris Howard
Executive Producer Rosemary Edwards
Production Coordinator Lucy Smith
Series Editor Rosemary Edwards


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