PRESENTER: Euan McIlwraithe

LOCATION: Near Banff in the North East of Scotland

Euan McIlwraithe has travelled the world for the BBC reporting from war zones in Rwanda and Israel - and on wildlife crime in China and Pakistan.

He is currently living a less dangerous life presenting Radio Scotland’s Saturday morning outdoors show, and this morning he’s near Banff in the north east of Scotland broadcasting from his own back yard – where he has the wonder of the natural world – literally on his own doorstep.

LOCATION: Mixed woodland on one side, very old scots pine on the other and a strip of ancient beech on the other. There’s a rookery in the pine.

A Blue tit - Photo - Getty

TARGET SPECIES: Song thrushes, then robin/pheasant. Rooks, blackbird, wood pigeon, chaffinch, great tit, blue tit, gold finch. Possibly tawny owls with young demanding to be fed.

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