Animal's Guide to Britain - Woodland Animals, Thurs 5th May, 8pm BBC2
Watch more clips from Animals Guide on the BBC prog page and dont forget to watch BBC 2, 8pm next Thursday
Snooker Balls! The 3rd episode of 'Animal's Guide to Britain' - Woodland Animals - has been pushed back a week by Snooker. So here's a sneak preview. It's my favourite clip from the film and a sequence that I know many people have been waiting to see... putting a Goshawk to the test. Hope you enjoy!
(Photo: Paul Williams, see more images from this shoot on BBC Earth News)
In controlled conditions, with the use of a series of different shaped gaps and tubes, slow motion photography reveals how a Goshawk is able to negotiate the most densely packed undergrowth. To allow her to fit though some of the narrower gaps, she has to withdraw her wings completely. The slow-motion footage reveals that, to stay airborne, she uses her large tail to give her crucial lift.