Podcast: meet owls and wild geese in the wilds of Lancashire’s Ribble Estuary

Enjoy a late winter wander through the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve taking in RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh and Marshside reserves and enjoy the evocative calls and songs of waders, wildfowl and even an owl in episode 7, season 1 of the Countryfile Magazine podcast

Short eared owl (Asio flammeus)

Our editor Fergus explores the marshes, lagoons and sea defences of RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh, Cossens Marsh and RSPB Marshside on the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire, recording the wildlife as he goes – including skylarks, curlews, pink-footed geese and many more – including a short-eared owl. He meets volunteer RSPB wardens Rachel and Jean at RSPB Marshside and searches for signs of spring. This podcast is also available on iTunes and other podcast providers.