An eerie evening with Britain’s strangest bird

Listen to the strange calls of the nightjars on an atmospheric evening's walk on a Welsh hillside in episode 6, season 6 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Britain's strangest bird

Enjoy a night-time wander on a Welsh hill in the Brecon Beacons listening and watching one of Britain’s strangest creature – in episode 6, season 6 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Enter the strange world of the nightjar in a dusk adventure on a secret Welsh hillside. Fergus Collins meets ornithologist Steve Roberts and listens to the strange song and stranger stories of this bizarre nocturnal bird.

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Steve rings the nestlings and tracks the species’ progress in Wales. With thanks also to Hannah Tribe for giving voice to various readings throughout.

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You can find out more about nightjars here