The Bearded Tit‘s Podcast
Why British Dragonflies Are Awesome ft Fiona McKenna #22

Why British Dragonflies Are Awesome ft Fiona McKenna #22

July 21, 2020

This week I'm joined by Fiona McKenna of the British Dragonfly Society as we talk all things damsel & dragon. In the News I talk about the rise in rod license sales which is a boost for rivers.

Nature Reserve of the Week - Whisby Nature Park

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From Macro Photos to Mental Health ft Matt Doogue #21

From Macro Photos to Mental Health ft Matt Doogue #21

July 14, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Matt Doogue who is a incredibly talented macro photographer but also has struggled with mental health over the years and explains how photography can be the perfect tonic to combat inner demons. In the news I look at the how lockdown has resulted in multiple birds of prey being illegally shot.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Red Hill Coronation Meadow

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Gamekeepers vs Conservationists: The Conflict & Basking Sharks! ft Isla Hodgson #20

Gamekeepers vs Conservationists: The Conflict & Basking Sharks! ft Isla Hodgson #20

July 6, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Isla Hodgson who has a PHD in Wildlife Conflict having worked with both sides of the game shooting and conservationist groups. She also works for basking shark Scotland so get to mention those a the end. In the news I look at the Spinosarus and how a new fossil find has changed the way we look at these dinosaurs.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Rutland Water

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Pine Martens, Living with Red Squirrels & Being a Wildlife Rehabilitator ft Polly Pullar #19

Pine Martens, Living with Red Squirrels & Being a Wildlife Rehabilitator ft Polly Pullar #19

June 30, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Polly Pullar who is a nature writer, conservationist and wildlife rehabilitator to name a few. We talk about her passion for pine martens and red squirrels. I leave out the news in this episode and talk about my set up for podcasts.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Lochindorb

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Urban Wildlife Ponds: An Oasis in Miniature ft David Fielding #18

Urban Wildlife Ponds: An Oasis in Miniature ft David Fielding #18

June 24, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to David Fielding who is a enthusiastic amateur pond fancier. He's created sereral ponds in his south london garden which are brimming with wildlife he shares how he's done it and whats turned up. In the news I talk about the recent extinction of the Chinese paddlefish a 7 metre behemoth. 

Nature Reserve of the Week: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

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Angling in TV & Becoming a BBC TV Presenter ft Will Millard #17

Angling in TV & Becoming a BBC TV Presenter ft Will Millard #17

June 16, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Will Millard who is a BBC Presenter having featured on My Year With The Tribe, Hideen Wales, Hunters of The South Seas & Go Fish. We talk about his passion for angling and how to get into being a TV presenter. In the news I talk look at the recent influx of basking sharks to Cornwall and how they travel in family groups.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Skomer Island

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Filming Garden Wildlife ft WildlifeKate #16

Filming Garden Wildlife ft WildlifeKate #16

June 9, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Kate MacRae AKA WildlifeKate who has littered her garden with a network of cameras and shares her insight and tips into filming garden wildlife. In the news I talk about the rise of horny hedgehogs! 

Nature Reserve of the Week: My Back Garden

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Photography’s Role in Conservation ft Joseph Gray #15

Photography’s Role in Conservation ft Joseph Gray #15

June 2, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Joesph Gray who worked for various conservation groups like Back from the brink and project seagrass. He also mentions life after university and the skills needed.In the news I talk about the white storks that have bred in the UK, the first since the 1400s.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Kennall Vale

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Why You Should Love Plants & Garden Wildlife ft Nick Gates #14

Why You Should Love Plants & Garden Wildlife ft Nick Gates #14

May 26, 2020

I'm joined by Nick Gates, a broadcaster, writer and vlogger who has worked on many wildlife programmes. We talk about how to encourage and nurture wildlife into your garden and those unsung heroes the plants!

News - Lockdown Helps Plants!

Nature reserve of the week - RSPB Minsmere

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Pond Wildlife Photography & Wildlife Pond Tips ft Neil Philips #13

Pond Wildlife Photography & Wildlife Pond Tips ft Neil Philips #13

May 18, 2020

I'm joined by Neil philips aka pondman as he shares his passion for pond photography giving tips on the subject and buildling a wildlife pond.

News - Grey Squirrels No Longer to be released 

Nature reserve of the week - RSPB Rainham Marsh

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Why Everyone Should Love Frogs ft Victoria Hillman #12

Why Everyone Should Love Frogs ft Victoria Hillman #12

May 12, 2020

I'm joined by professional macro photography and frog lover victoria hillman as she shares her passion for the amphibians and we talk about macro set ups and her start in photography.

News - Golden age of amphibian discovery

Nature reserve of the week - London Wetland Centre

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How To Be a Successful Nature Writer ft Stephen Moss #11

How To Be a Successful Nature Writer ft Stephen Moss #11

May 5, 2020

This week I'm joined my Springwatch's original producer and prolific nature writer Stephen Moss as we talk about coming up with titles and book pitches as well as his career at the BBC.

Nature Reserve of the Week - Ham Wall

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How to Engage The Public with Nature ft Heather Devey & Cain Scrimgeour #10

How to Engage The Public with Nature ft Heather Devey & Cain Scrimgeour #10

April 28, 2020

This week I'm joined my Wild Intrigue Foundered Heather Devey & Cain Scrimgeour as we talk about getting people interested in nature via pizza, doughnuts and muffins. We also chat about natural englands decision to take wild peregrine chicks for falconry and where both there careers started.

Nature Reserve of the Week - Pensthorpe

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Filming Pacific Salmon ft Austin Ferguson #9

Filming Pacific Salmon ft Austin Ferguson #9

April 21, 2020

I speak to fellow fish fanatic Austin Ferguson about his work and filming Pacific Salmon around Seattle. In the news I talk about the sea eagles that are turning up all over England.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Rogie Falls

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Animal Taboos & Being a Sustainable Photographer (Vegan, Long Haul Flights) ft Kevin Murphy #8

Animal Taboos & Being a Sustainable Photographer (Vegan, Long Haul Flights) ft Kevin Murphy #8

April 14, 2020

In the news I look at fussy cuttlefish that prefer shrimp, chat to Kevin murphy about being a eco photographer and also his new book Not so fluffy full of funny animal facts. 

Nature Reserve of the Week: WWT Slimbridge 

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Prints: Are they are still relevant? ft Vince Cater (Fotospeed) #7

Prints: Are they are still relevant? ft Vince Cater (Fotospeed) #7

April 12, 2020

In this podcast I speak with Vince Cater of Fotospeed about photographic prints and if they are still relevant for modern photography as well as sharing ways to increase the value of your photos.

Nature Reserve of the week: Loch Garten

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Rewildling is it worth the hassle? ft Peter Cooper #6

Rewildling is it worth the hassle? ft Peter Cooper #6

April 11, 2020

I chat with Peter Cooper an expert in rewildling, What is it? Do we need it and of course a bit of beaver!

Nature Reserve of the week: Dungeness

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Underwater Photography, Killer Whales & Swimming with Humpbacks ft Richard Shucksmith #5

Underwater Photography, Killer Whales & Swimming with Humpbacks ft Richard Shucksmith #5

April 10, 2020

In this episode we take a look again in my archives and go back to interview I did with Richard Shucksmith about underwater photography, killer whales in shetland and his encounter with a humpback whale in scotland.

 Nature Reserve of the week: Farne Islands

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Otters in Shetland ft Brydon Thomason #4

Otters in Shetland ft Brydon Thomason #4

April 9, 2020

I delve into my archive to find this shoreside chat I had with Shetland Natures director Brydon Thomason about photographing otters.

Nature Reserve of the week: Hermanesss

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Wildlife film making: Do you have to live in Bristol? ft Sam Stewart #3

Wildlife film making: Do you have to live in Bristol? ft Sam Stewart #3

April 8, 2020

In todays podcast I chat to Professional camera operator Sam Stewart about how he made it in the industry, do you have to live in Bristol to make it and of course tiger king!

 Nature Reserve of the week: Arne

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Books: Is it worth doing a photography book? #2

Books: Is it worth doing a photography book? #2

April 7, 2020

In this podcast I talk about the ups and downs of publishing a photo book, pros and cons of working with a publisher and self publishing and how to pitch your idea to people.

 Nature Reserve of the week: Donna Nook

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Corona Virus: How its Affecting Photographers (Self Employed) #1

Corona Virus: How its Affecting Photographers (Self Employed) #1

April 6, 2020

Welcome to the bearded tit podcast I’m your host Jack Perks and today I’m going to be talking about what is currently all over the news, corona virus!

Nature Reserve of the week: Attenborough Nature Reserve 

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The Bearded Tit’s Podcast Introduction!

The Bearded Tit’s Podcast Introduction!

March 28, 2020

Hello! 

This is a quick intro to what I'm planning on doing in this Podcast with Wildlife Photography and the format of the show.

 

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