Earthflight: New Clips And Change Of Broadcast Time

The final episode of BBC nature documentary Earthflight is a behind the scenes look at how the footage was captured. The programme, entitled 'Flying High' will be shown on BBC1 and BBC1 HD on Sunday 29th February at 4pm instead of the regular Thursday evening slot. The programme is repeated on BBC2 Scotland on Sunday 5th February at 3.55pm

From the BBC synopsis of the programme:

To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over four years, in six continents and more than 40 countries, the Earthflight team used many extraordinary techniques.
For some of the unique flying shots, members of the team became part of the flock. The birds followed wherever they went - even in a microlight over Edinburgh and London. In Africa, paragliders floated alongside wild vultures, while a model vulture carried a camera inside the flock. In South America, wild-living macaws, that were rescued as babies, still come back to visit their 'foster mother' as he travels along a jungle river.
In Africa, a radio-controlled 'drone' silently infiltrates masses of pink flamingos without disturbing a feather, and microlights and helicopters capture the dramatic moment white storks arrive over Istanbul. In Africa a tame vulture carried a camera across the African bush and recreated the behaviour of his wild relatives.
Similarly, in the USA, a flock of hand-reared snow geese followed the migration route of wild flocks and took in the sights and sounds of New York - managing to get lost in Brooklyn.

John Downer Productions have released some preview clips from the episode. In the first, a young vulture is taught to fly from a mirolite. In the second, goslings are encouraged to bond with humans and learn about how to survive in the wild.

As with previous programmes, the episode is narrated by David Tennant.