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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.


    Hotei wrote: »
    It's not being broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland by all accounts.

    BBC Two NI at 22:00 an hour later because of the rugby.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    F.R. wrote: »
    BBC Two NI at 22:00 an hour later because of the rugby.

    Ah great! Thanks F.R.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭Bsal


    BBC2 HD has it on at 9pm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭Bsal


    Sunday 10 April 17:00 on BBC1 this looks interesting



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,203 ✭✭✭mattser


    Fantastic creature.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    'Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan' is on BBC2 right now (18:30 - 19:30).
    It's a new series where he takes celebrities into the wild. I think there are four more programmes at the same time this week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭cd07


    Bsal wrote:
    Sunday 10 April 17:00 on BBC1 this looks interesting


    Would Really Love to see this if anyone could put up a link for it i would really appreciate it thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle


    Set your planners for Sunday May 8th, 6.30pm, RTE 1, when John Lusby brings us on a tour of Galway city to explore its wildest secrets.

    Wild Cities explores the urban wildlife of Galway, May 8th; Dublin, May 15th; Cork, May 22nd; and Belfast, May 29th.

    https://www.facebook.com/irishwildcities/photos/a.591372854220724.1073741829.586127991411877/1179164688774868/?type=3&theater


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭Bsal


    That time of year again Springwatch starts Monday at 8pm on BBC2.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,006 ✭✭✭_Tombstone_


    Lambing live ever coming back?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    Lambing live ever coming back?

    I hope not!
    ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,203 ✭✭✭mattser


    Bsal wrote: »
    That time of year again Springwatch starts Monday at 8pm on BBC2.

    Brilliant


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Bsal wrote: »
    That time of year again Springwatch starts Monday at 8pm on BBC2.

    Great to have it back. That golden eagle was just something! Is it me or is it a bit later than other years? Lot of the chicks have fledged already.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭Woodville56


    Bsal wrote: »
    That time of year again Springwatch starts Monday at 8pm on BBC2.
    Loved the badgers - not guilty !


  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭cd07


    No offence to Bill as I like him ,have met him birding several times, and found him well informed but the programme is much better without him this year. Chris has a better all round knowledge and less of the childish antics. If we could get rid of Kate now the show would be fantastic.


    Bought a great dvd narrated by chris packham off the net recently called the secret life of the sparrowhawk. An excellent documentary about such an in many ways elusive bird. Fantastic shots of id say never before seen footage of these incredible birds.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    anyone see Storyville:Blackfish on BBC4 last night

    all about Orca whales being held captive in sea shows, i.e. sea world in Orlando

    absolutely heartbreaking with tragic consequences for some of the trainers,



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,186 ✭✭✭emo72


    fryup wrote: »
    anyone see Storyville:Blackfish on BBC4 last night

    Saw it a few years ago. Yeah it will change your mind about keeping orcas in captivity. Distressing watching them being captured in the wild. Could you imagine if they tried that nowadays?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    ^^^^^^^^^

    maybe they still do??


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,186 ✭✭✭emo72


    fryup wrote: »
    ^^^^^^^^^

    maybe they still do??

    I'm not the authority on this, but I don't think they can pull them from the wild these days. Hence why they are taking the psycho whales semen for breeding. Poor sod. Interspecies hand sex.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Through great pangs of conscience and the noble instinct to simply do the right thing Seaworld made the decision to phase out its orca shows........(or maybe it was something to do with the fact that crowds were dwindling on the back of public shaming and its revenue was declining but who are we to be so cynical?)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭Capercaillie


    fryup wrote: »
    ^^^^^^^^^

    maybe they still do??
    They still capture dolphins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,186 ✭✭✭emo72


    They still capture dolphins.

    Dolphins just don't have the charisma. But seriously yeah, not under any illusion about dolphins been hunted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    They still capture dolphins.

    for live shows??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭Capercaillie


    fryup wrote: »
    for live shows??
    Maybe not Seaworld using captured Dolphins, but numerous Dolphins captured in Japan for use in Dolpinariums worldwide.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle


    New series of Living The Wildlife starts this evening on RTE1 at 7:30.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,418 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    whyulittle wrote: »
    New series of Living The Wildlife starts this evening on RTE1 at 7:30.
    Watching it now and couldn't understand a word the guy from Donegal was saying. I still don't know what bird those feathers belonged to :) No subtitles either as far as I can tell.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭recedite


    Dunnock and a swallow I think. The Donegal guy held back from speculating as to how the sparrowhawk would catch a swallow, which was good because then you feel confident that what whatever he actually does say is factual.

    Here's a springwatch account. Still no detail though. I wonder would they swoop down from above and catch the swallows in flight? Or just raid the nests? The swallow is a very fast and agile bird.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle


    Only getting to see this now, was expecting worse from his accent! :)

    Song Thrush and Swallow IDed by him, and Dunnock by Colin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,418 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    whyulittle wrote: »
    Only getting to see this now, was expecting worse from his accent! :)
    I'm English, that's my excuse :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭whyulittle


    Autumnwatch returns to BBC Two at 8pm on Monday.


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