A Year with Irish Wildlife
Colin tells you, the viewer how you can get out and interact with wildlife over a calendar year.
Colin meets up with Owl expert John Lusby to assess the current state of Barn Owls in Ireland.
Colin takes to the high seas in search of Blue Sharks off the coast of Cork.
Eider Ducks & Lizards
Colin goes in search of an eiderduck and goes lizard spotting around Howth head.
Colin returns to see the pine marten family all grown up and watches a nest of young kestrel chicks being fed.
Colin tracks down a family of pine martens living in an attic in Connemara.
Colin is going diving with a renowned underwater photographer Nigel Motyer.
In 2002 there were only 7 pairs of Grey Partridge left in Ireland.
Sea Lampreys are on their way from the Atlantic to build nests for the breeding season.
In this programme, Colin will be looking at two very different woodland animals.
Colin is searching along the Dodder in Dublin for the elusive kingfisher.
The Corncrake was once a very common bird of rural areas.
The Sea Lamprey is a primitive eel like fish.
The fox (madra rua or sionnach) is one of our more elusive animals.
The Basking shark may seem an exotic and mysterious creature.
There are approximately 1,100 species of bat known to science.
The Grey Seal
The Grey Seal, Ireland's largest mammal.
The Irish autumn provides a perfect climate for all types of fungi.
Saltee Island's Seabirds
The Saltee Islands have a central place in Irish birdwatching.
The Red Deer
The Red Deer is our largest and only native species.
This species of mussel can live for over 100 years.
The Sea Eagle
White-tailed Eagles lived in Ireland for thousands of years.
In Ireland, twite are thought to breed in only five counties.
Mild nights provide ideal conditions for seeing moths.
Otters are widespread in Ireland around the coast.
The Barn Owl
The Barn Owl are renowned for their keen eyesight.
Sea Trout are a cousin of the salmon but are much more secretive.
Gardens can play a role in providing a place for butterflies to feed and breed if the right habitats and food are provided.
Frogs And Toads
Frogs calling and moving across roads and fields is one of the first signs of spring.
Bank Voles are small mammals that have a distinctive flat looking face and nose.