Caught by the River

A Guide to Farmyard Birds

20th August 2011

Pic by David White.

Brett Westwood, birder Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson show you how to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs.

Click here to listen on the BBC iPlayer.

….to help identify many of the birds seen and heard in the British countryside, in hedgerows, copses, winter pastures, farmyards and arable fields. 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.

This series complements four previous series; A Guide to Garden Birds, A Guide to Woodland Birds, A Guide to Water Birds and A Guide to Coastal Birds and is aimed at both the complete novice as well as those who are eager to learn more about our farmland visitors and residents.

We would like to thank David White for giving us permission to use the fantastic photo at the top of this page. To see more of David’s work visit his website by clicking HERE.

Thanks once again to Caught by the River reader, Chris Eyles, for bringing this broadcast to our attention. Hope you enjoyed your week off, Chris.

Copies of Stephen Moss’s latest book, Birds Britannia, are on sale from our shop, priced £12.50