Young humpback whales guzzle some 45kg of their mother's milk every single day -- that's an astonishing 80 pints or so of the nutrient rich cocktail. That fun whale factoid comes from an Instagram post by the BBC Earth team promoting the upcoming "Big Blue Live" due to air on BBC later this month live from the fantastic marine sanctuary of California's Monterrey … [Read more...] about Baby humpbacks suckle up to 80 pints of their mother’s milk every day
The BBC Natural History Unit is widely acknowledged as the best wildlife film-making department in the world. We've all seen the amazing footage they capture while creating some of the most iconic wildlife programmes ever made.But of course those shots demand professional cameramen and some of the most expensive high-tech video gadgetry on the market... or do they?Not … [Read more...] about Fantastic tips on wildlife film-making with your smartphone from the BBC
Winterwatch -- the BBC's live wildlife follow up to Springwatch and Autumnwatch, starts tonight from the fabulous Aigas Field Centre in the Scottish Highlands. The show airs on BBC2 and BBC HD for four nights starting tonight (Monday 14/01/2013) from 20:30 to 21:30, and continuing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 20:00 to 21:00.Regular presenters Chris Packham, … [Read more...] about BBC Winterwatch starts tonight!
Terry Nutkins, the well known British wildlife TV presenter who brought some of the UK's most iconic nature television to a generation of children, has died at the age of 66.Nutkins was perhaps best known for shows like "Animal Magic" and "The Really Wild Show", which he anchored alongside then-newcomers Chris Packham and Michaella Strachan of BBC Springwatch fame. His … [Read more...] about UK Wildlife Presenter Terry Nutkins dies aged 66
Great choice of music for this amazing behind the scenes footage from a selection of the BBC’s seminal natural history television.It must be a wonderful feeling to set the standard the rest of the world aspires to. Let’s hope RTÉ is paying attention! … [Read more...] about Para… para… paradise! Wildlife film-making at its best from the BBC
There’s some amazing footage of wildlife available online… some of it truly jaw dropping. This BBC footage from the woodland edition of “The Animal’s Guide to Britain” falls into that category.It shows the staggering manoeuvrability of a stunning northern goshawk. No wonder these birds are supreme woodland hunters when they can move like this.According information … [Read more...] about Gobsmacking goshawk manoeuvrability put to the test
OK… it’s not Irish wildlife exactly…but the BBCs Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes are firm favourites with Irish wildlife fans, so you’ll be delighted to know that Springwatch is set to return to our screens from 30 May 2011 at 8pm on BBC2. This year Springwatch is moving from Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Norfolk, which has been its base for the last three years, and is … [Read more...] about BBC Springwatch returns… from a new home