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Episode 7

Live from the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan share the latest news from the wildlife cameras.

Live from the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan share the latest news from the wildlife cameras over the past 24 hours.

After a frantic start to the week, the 'fledge-fest' has slowed down, although the goldcrests appear to be on the verge of leaving too. The long-eared owl nest is explored in much more detail, and Iolo Williams looks into the raptors on the estate, before introducing another new nest from Wales - the goshawk.

Gillian Burke is still in Yorkshire, visiting another nature reserve reclaimed for nature from its mining past. She is in the clear waters of RSPB Old Moor looking for eels, a burgeoning population of which is feeding the recovery of a very rare and secretive bird, the bittern.

Up on Orkney, wildlife cameraman Raymond Bessant follows in the footsteps of his wildlife hero, Eddie Balfour - a man who dedicated 40 years of his life to the study and conservation of the hen harrier.

Plus the secret world of the allotment, where the battle between aphids and parasitoid wasps is ongoing and brutal, and Michaela is on the next leg of her tour of Bristol's waterways to investigate what the locals are doing to battle plastic waste.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 6 Jun 2018 20:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Presenter Michaela Strachan
Presenter Gillian Burke
Presenter Iolo Williams
Presenter Raymond Besant
Director Tony Grech-Smith
Producer Jake Senior
Executive Producer Rosemary Edwards

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