The Egret

Every year from late March to early April, large migrating flocks of egrets and herons arrive from Japan and settle in North East China to nest, mate and rear their young.

The Egret is an in-depth lifecycle study of the behaviour of one group of these spectacular birds. Over the course of ten days they will settle into the canopy of a mountain forest and remain until Autumn. Egrets and herons will become neighbours in a kind of high-rise bird colony and will fight over the available nesting space.

There are also threats to their precarious treetop nests from late snow storms and high winds. Before they depart on their return migration, the colony will witness numerous life and death dramas.

  Documentary, Nature, Wildlife

clock2 1 episode; 60 minutes

calendar 2011

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