Tomorrow the BBC are transmitting the first of 10 half-hour programmes (screened every weekday for two weeks) on BBC2 - 2.30 p.m to 3.00 p.m. (most regions) - Nature's Top 40. This series is produced by the same production team that gives us Nature's Calendar and presenters include Chris Packham, Mike Dilger, Janet Sumner, Sanjida O'Connell.
Pity it's an afternoon screening and at the time it is! Even the school children won't be home in time to see it. Hope everyone sets up their respective recording devices!
I will be particularly interested in episode 5 which is being screened on Friday 5th December - why? Because a great deal of the "Ring-necked Parakeet" part of the programme was filmed in my garden. In fact it was Graham - the delightful wildlife cameraman - who spotted (what I'd begun to wonder about) the first of seven Bramblings that I had in January of this year!! And I can confirm that in January - the sun was shining!!
Oakham, a Priest House and Euston Walled Garden
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