Wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere, who worked on the BBC's AFRICA, LIFE and FROZEN PLANET series, turns his camera on the natural world discovered in his own backyard - the British countryside. Through the changing seasons of a year he finds and films the animals and birds hidden in hedgerows, woods and fields. Hearing only the sounds of the wild and the cameraman's narration, we re-live his experiences of being there to capture highlights such as hares boxing, fox cubs at play, sparrowhawks mating and baby owls being fed in their nest. With patience, humour and skill he shares the cameraman's perspective of his local wildlife to both specialist and enthusiast alike - at the same time giving us first-hand insights into the making of a wildlife film. ******* 5% of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD goes to support the work of the WILDLIFE TRUSTS.
A stunning film of deer, foxes, barn owls, hawks, grass snakes and long-tailed tits growing up in the nearby gardens, orchards and fields, each season masterfully captured. --Katherine MaCalister - The Oxford Times
A wonderful portrait of a hidden corner of the English countryside, full of unexpected delights. By staying so close to home, and using his extraordinary filming skills, Stephen de Vere has revealed the secret nature of his own country parish, and reminded us just how magical our own landscape and wildlife can be. --Stephen Moss - Naturalist, author and broadcaster
As meticulously and lovingly recorded as the nature journals of The Reverend Gilbert White, rector of Selborne two hundred years ago. Everyone should see it. --David Cobham - Director 'Tarka the Otter'