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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 15:49   #1
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Winterwatch 2019

Looking forward to Winterwatch starting next week. Though I will be over seas in Madeira Portugal so I will not see it but I am taping it.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 15:32   #2
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BBC 2 tonight, 8pm, from the Cairngorms.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 19:26   #3
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The schedule for BBC 2 has been changed this evening and at the moment BBC 2 is covering the Brexit votes and is scheduled to finish at 8.00pm. What happens if the vote goes beyond 8.00pm, will it disrupt the Winterwatch episode for Tuesday evening?
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 20:57   #4
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I still think Winterwatch is better when it goes to the recorded pieces. Quite a bit of forced laughter on tonight's show.
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I still think Winterwatch is better when it goes to the recorded pieces. Quite a bit of forced laughter on tonight's show.
Surely the Crossbill on Tuesday night's show was a Parrot, and not Scottish as was said on the program.

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Surely the Crossbill on Tuesday night's show was a Parrot, and not Scottish as was said on the program.

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Concur - not least because I don't believe in Scottish Crossbill....

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Concur - not least because I don't believe in Scottish Crossbill....

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I do believe in Scottish Crossbill, but don't believe the Winterwatch bird was one.

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Old Wednesday 6th February 2019, 12:08   #8
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I still think Winterwatch is better when it goes to the recorded pieces. Quite a bit of forced laughter on tonight's show.
Which begs the question "Why Winterwatch?". Four highly paid presenters sitting around a fire in the freezing outdoors, mainly showing film reports. There have been much better natural history programmes about the Cairngorms in winter.

I support "Springwatch" because it is designed to encourage an interest in our native wildlife, on balance it does a decent job, "Autumnwatch" less so. But "Winterwatch adds little to what is already available.
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Which begs the question "Why Winterwatch?". Four highly paid presenters sitting around a fire in the freezing outdoors, mainly showing film reports. There have been much better natural history programmes about the Cairngorms in winter.

I support "Springwatch" because it is designed to encourage an interest in our native wildlife, on balance it does a decent job, "Autumnwatch" less so. But "Winterwatch adds little to what is already available.
Well it did record something not previously observed- a woodlouse feeding on a live Winter Moth.

I still enjoyed the show + it does bring native wildlife to the fore in the public consciousness.
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I think it's become very 'samey', you can only drag out the same material for so long and I think it's run it's course as far as I'm concerned.
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Nice to see more diversity with Iolo Williams added to the list.
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Enjoyed overall especially the section on suicide and the winter moths. Will watch it again and glad that they will stay there a year.
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Enjoyed overall especially the section on suicide and the winter moths. Will watch it again and glad that they will stay there a year.
Glad you enjoyed the Bird Therapy piece. Im so proud of how it came out in the end and it seems to have reached out and resonated with lots of people. Credit to the BBC for airing it to be fair.
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It helped me understand why some people commit suicide even when they have children and how they can resent what they have when they feel suicidal because it is the last connection they have with "being alive".

Springwatch in the Cairngorms - not a lot of bird species there that they could put cams on as easily?
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