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Sir David Attenborough Is Looking For People In Melbourne To Help Film Planet Earth III

Stewart Perrie

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Sir David Attenborough Is Looking For People In Melbourne To Help Film Planet Earth III

Featured Image Credit: PA

Sir David Attenborough is busy trying to get Planet Earth III off the ground and he's in search for the next outrageous display of nature.

We've already been blessed with incredible moments from the first and second documentary series and now it looks like the legendary broadcaster is coming Down Under for the third instalment.

BBC producer Fredi Devas has explained to the ABC that Sir Davey will need help from residents in Melbourne for his Australian mission.

He's looking for Tawny Frogmouths habitats and he's hoping to be able to get into homes where the iconic bird resides.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Fredi said: "We've got a film crew coming to Melbourne in November this year 'cause we're so keen to film these Tawny Frogmouths. They're just such extraordinary birds.

"They're so charismatic, and so little globally has been seen about them.

"So we want to film the adults because their camouflage during the day is extraordinary. It's part of the reason they're so successful in cities 'cause no one sees them in the day.

"And then at night, when the street lights attract a lot of the insects they do really well."

He said the film crew wants to rely on locals who know where the birds might make a nest because they are bloody difficult to spot.

Mr Devas said the Tawny Frogmouth population in Melbourne is 'extraordinary' and they want to showcase that to the whole world.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"So really, it's about spreading the net out to find out if people know about Tawny Frogmouths nests in their garden and if those same people are the kind of people that might be okay with a BBC film crew coming into their gardens and filming [them].

"That would be amazing to hear about."

Fredi said are keen to showcase Tawny Frogmouths that are in trees or that have even made the person's home part of their nest.

People who are keen to apply should email [email protected]

The Tawny Frogmouth is one of Australia's most favourite bird, with the beautiful creature coming in second on The Guardian's Bird of the Year 2019 competition.

The BBC producer urged people not to interfere with any nests that they know of and to let the birds enjoy their lives.

But if you have some good intel on their whereabouts then get in touch and you could have a film crew at your door in a few months.

Topics: david attenborough, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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