Tuesday, 10 January 2012

BBC Earthflight HD

This series seems to be a repeat of one I missed.
By accident tonight I caught the first of six parts in the Earthflight series of programmes on the BBC HD channel. The series seems to be concentrating on bird migration in various parts of the world. The photography is amazing with tight close shots of birds in flight mixed with video shot from cameras on some of the birds. Added are birds eye views of the routes and various places birds stop off to find food and the way they find it.  Programme One covers North America and follows Snow Geese and Bald Eagles among several species covered. The next one covers Africa.

The first programme is available on the BBC iPlayer HERE though I imagine it is only available in the UK.

If like me you live in the UK and missed the series then part one is repeated at 6 p.m. on Sunday on the BBC HD channel. I have made sure my recorder is set to record the whole series.

One to watch out for if the series migrates to the Discovery or National Geographic satellite channels in the future.


  1. It was something like the programme I remember from a few years ago John. It was called "The Flight of the Snow Goose". It was better than this one now I think as it concentrated on their route more and there were rally good flight shots.
    This current one seemed to be more about birds killing birds rather than anything else. We know it happens, but do we have to see it all the time and nothing else.

  2. Flighty (from Flighty's Plot) mentioned this series not long ago, so I'm glad you found it as it sounds super. (I like your last sentence using 'migrate' ... very aptly put!)

    This makes me wonder then, if you have seen this site about miniature cameras attached to pigeons in 1903~

    Retronaut.com is a super site to travel back in time! Hope you enjoy!

  3. I've been watching this on i-player John.
    Superb photography. It will be available soon on DVD too.

  4. I think, Roy, that a few years ago they thought more than once before showing animals killing each other. Now it seem to be an obsession. In fact much modern TV 'entertainment' only seem to be broadcast if it is mainly confrontational one way or another.

  5. Thank you for the link Glo. No. I hadn't seen that before. There's nothing new under the Sun, as they say.

  6. I agree Keith. Some of the scenic aerial views and close ups of birds in flight were spectacular.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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