Series 2: Episode 1 - Dr Mya-Rose Craig, Poppy Rummery

In the first episode of series two, our new host - ornithologist and BBC Countryfile’s Hamza Yassin - talks to series one’s presenter, environmental campaigner Dr Mya-Rose Craig, about their shared love of birds.

The appearance of a rare black browed albatross this year was one of the hot birding stories of the summer. Hamza speaks to RSPB Bempton Cliffs Visitor Experience Assistant Poppy Rummery to shed some light on why it's here and discuss the impact this unusual visitor has had on the reserve.

Host: Hamza Yassin

Guests: Mya-Rose Craig, Poppy Rummery

Producer: Jo Barratt

Executive Producers: Jane Gerber & Katie Derham

Production Co-ordinator: Louis Facey

Social Media Assistant: Dilber Mogal

All music by Poddington Bear

Additional birdsong and nature recordings by InspectorJ, earthsounds, iainmccurdy, ​​acclivity, inchadney under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence

Podcast art by Make Productions

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