A Guide To Water Birds

Brett Westwood presents a series of entertaining and practical guides to identifying many of the birds found on or near freshwater, aided by sound recordist Chris Watson.

Episodes

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0101Wet Meadow Waders20090531

Brett is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss on the Somerset Levels to identify wet meadow waders including lapwing, redshank, curlew and snipe.

0102Ducks20090607

Brett is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss on the Somerset Levels to find out how to distinguish one duck from another, as they compare notes on mallards, teal and wigeon, and listen to their calls.

0103Warblers *20090614

Brett is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss on the Somerset Levels to look and listen out for some of our reed bed songsters, including the reed warbler, sedge warbler and the loudest of them all, Cetti's warbler.

0104Rails *20090621

Brett is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss on the Somerset Levels to introduce Rails, including coot and moorhen, as well as a bird which squeals like a pig.

0105 LASTRiver Birds20090628

Brett is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss to look and listen out for birds which you are likely to see or hear near rivers, including Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Common Sandpiper.