Caught by the River

Rocky Shores

22nd August 2010

A Guide to Coastal Birds. Episode 3. BBC Radio 4, today at 14.45. Listen now on the iplayer.

from the BBC website:

3/5. Brett Westwood is joined by keen bird watcher Stephen Moss on the Devonshire coast. With the help of wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson they offer a practical and entertaining guide to birds that you’re most likely to see and hear on rocky shores around Britain’s coastline; birds like Rock Pipit, Turnstone, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

This is the third of five programmes to help identify many of the birds found around our British coastline in places like sandy beaches, sea cliffs, off-shore islands, estuaries and rocky shores. 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.

Produced by Sarah Blunt.