Journey into spring on Exmoor to meet Britain’s most exotic migrant birds

Explore the spring wildlife of Horner Wood on Exmoor in the company of nature writer and broadcaster Tim Dee in the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcastseason 5, episode 6

Horner Wood image for spring BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast

Enjoy a magical wander into Horner Wood to discover redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers in the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast, season 5, episode 6.

Meet acclaimed author, naturalist and broadcaster Tim Dee. At this time of year, the heart of springtime in Britain, Tim would normally be exploring his favourite oakwoods on Exmoor and the astonishing birdlife to be found there but, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, he is having to experience autumn in the southern hemisphere instead.

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Here he relives some of his memories by reading a rather magical chapter of his new book, Greenery: Journeys in Springtime.

Listen on for a profoundly beautiful escape into Horner Wood. You can also listen to it here on Acast.

And don’t forget we have dozens of brilliant escapes into the countryside for you to enjoy in the BBC Countryfile Magazine plodcast

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Image from Alamy.