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A guide to mountain and moorland birds

Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2013) A guide to mountain and moorland birds. [Audio]

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S
Corporate Creators: BBC
Abstract: Brett Westwood is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss in rather wild and windy weather on the rolling hills of the Long Mynd in Shropshire and with the help of recordings by wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson, they offer a practical and entertaining guide to the birds which you're most likely to see and hear on Britain's high mountain tops; birds like Dotterel (which by an amazing bit of luck Brett and Stephen see on the Long Mynd as it stops off on migration), the colour changing Ptarmigan (known colloquially in America as the Snow Chicken because of its white colouring in winter) and a songbird, the Snow Bunting. This is a series of five programmes to help you identify many of the birds seen and heard in Upland Britain; on heather moors, upland grasslands, cliffs and crags, bogs and mires and the high mountain tops. Not only is there advice on how to recognise the birds from their appearance, but also how to identify them from their calls and songs
Official URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01px5y3
Date: January 2013
Additional Information:

There were 5 episodes which aired on BBC Radio 4 from 7 - 11 January 2013. The titles of these episodes were:
Episode 1: Heather moors: Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Merlin, Short-eared Owl
Episode 2: Cliffs and crags: Raven, Peregrine, Ring Ouzel
Episode 3: Upland grasslands: Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Wheatear, Curlew
Episode 4: Bogs and mires: Golden Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Gull
Episode 5: High tops: Dotterel, Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting

The sound recordings of the radio programme were also published as a CD under the same title (BBC Audiobooks Ltd, 2013)

Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6744
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