The Secret Life of the ShannonFilmed over a two year period, The Secret Life of the Shannon, a Crossing the Line production in association with RTÉ, is a natural history two-part documentary series broadcast recently on RTÉ. It brings viewers on a truly spectacular journey along the River Shannon, revealing the secret lives of its wild inhabitants. The two-part series was hosted by internationally renowned wildlife presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson. Over the two years of production, Colin journeyed the length of the river dozens of times to bring to Irish viewers a remarkable portrait of Ireland’s greatest geographical feature.

A number of short video clips from the series is now available on YouTube. These would be a great addition for teachers to show as part of a science lesson on the natural world, especially as they are based in Ireland. There are clips about Red Squirrels, the Kingfisher, Grebe Chicks, Frogs as well as the clip below on Starlings.

Image: ‘Sunrise on the Shannon’ © Courtesy RTÉ website