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Episode 9

Springwatch enters its final week as Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham update viewers on the busy weekend. Lucy Cooke and Patrick Aryee join them in Sherborne.

It is the final week of Springwatch and Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham are back to update on another busy weekend.

The goldcrests fledged early on Friday morning, followed by four of the 11 blue tit chicks, with the remaining seven leaving the nest in the early hours of Saturday. There is more dramatic news from the blackbirds, where one of the chicks returned to the danger zone over the weekend and fell prey to the little owl after a protracted battle between the parents.

In the farmland there are also new nests, with a second yellowhammer clutch and a reed bunting in the field margins, while the yellow wagtails also fledged over the weekend. A recent study is also brought to light, discussing how we define the value of a species might change the way we think about conserving them.

Also at Sherborne is new guest presenter Patrick Aryee, who takes us through some new camera kit that anyone can build at home with a few simple elements. Lucy Cooke is also back and on the trail of Sherborne's otters, as well as reporting on a project to make a home for this charismatic mammal in Cambridgeshire.

Gillian Burke has moved once more, this time to her home region in Cornwall where she is rock-pooling, meeting some of the toughest creatures in the UK making a living at the intertidal zone. Also on the coast is a new nest - a family of parakeets has set up home in a pub in Thanet, Kent, and we meet this brightest of families for the first time.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 11 Jun 2018 20:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:34


    True Believer

  • 00:37

    Laurent Voulzy

    Souffrir De Se Souvenir


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Presenter Michaela Strachan
Presenter Lucy Cooke
Presenter Patrick Aryee
Presenter Gillian Burke
Producer Jake Senior
Producer Stuart Armstrong
Researcher Greta Santagata
Series Producer Chris Howard
Executive Producer Rosemary Edwards


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