Springwatch 2011, highlights so far?

Great shows so far, loads of cracking wildlife from Ynys-hir on show, what are your favourites so far?

Warden Intern at Otmoor.

  • To be fair, this series is off to a cracking start.

    The camera on the herony is outstanding!!

    A Bit bored of beavers tho....

    Although it amuses me to watch the consumate proffesionals :) still snigger

    It's both what you do and the way that you do it!

    You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
    William Henry Hudson (1841 - 1922)

  • In reply to mpiekp:

    Good to see them get some live beaver footage, the apple trick was quite neat as well! Back at Ynys-hir the nesting behaviour of the pied fly's is interesting, especially the male having a panic when cornered in the nest by the returning female. I'm intrigued by the sandpipers...they left us hanging a bit there!

    Warden Intern at Otmoor.

  • In reply to IanH:

    The grasshopper warblers have been the best for me.  They're so secretive that to see into the private world of their nest was amazing!

  • In reply to Cathy:

    Yeah groppers, are high up there :)

    It's both what you do and the way that you do it!

    You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
    William Henry Hudson (1841 - 1922)

  • In reply to mpiekp:

    Who else is addicted to the Springwatch webcams?

    Why not check out the news from the wildlife enquiries team?

  • In reply to Tom:

    Lot's of us are addicted to Springwatch. However, the other Springwatch threads were posted to the whole Community. This one is posted to the Ynys-Hir group and only group members are allowed to reply to it.

    Best wishes Chris

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  • In reply to Woodpecker:

    Hi woodpecker, as Springwatch is from Ynys-Hir this year, we felt it was a good idea to start some conversations about Ynys-hir in the Ynys-hir group, which is open to anyone on the community to join! Feel free to chip in either here or anywhere else if you wish to chat about Springwatch or the goings on at Ynys-hir!

    Warden Intern at Otmoor.

  • In reply to IanH:

    Hi Ian

    It is a good idea.

    I am a member of several groups, and must admit I hadn't joined the Ynys-Hir group only because it is probably out of my places to visit range. On the other hand, it looks like a great place to visit so hopefully one day I might be able to see it.

    Best wishes Chris

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  • In reply to Woodpecker:

    I would recommend it whole heartedly! Last time I was there the birdlife was awesome, I remember spending a couple of hours watching a male redstart feeding. I got some cracking shots of dragonfly as well, if I remember correctly it was a southern hawker. As you can see from the SW shows, the diversity of habitats at the site gives you a good chance to see a wide variety of wildlife.

    Warden Intern at Otmoor.

  • In reply to IanH:

    Half tempted to get up a silly o clock on Sunday and have a wander up to Ynys-Hir .. it only a couple of hours drive from me in South Wales ...

    Springwatch has definetly "sold" the reserve well with the variety of wildlife they have shown.

    My favourite bit so far has to be the Heronry .. that shot into the setting sun just makes me go wow each time!

    Ant

    "IT IS SAID THAT LIFE FLASHES BEFORE YOUR EYES BEFORE YOU DIE. THAT IS TRUE, IT'S CALLED LIVING."
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