Episode 21 Green Balloon Club


Episode 21

Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon hearing stories from children. The Green Balloon Club team have a look at autumn.


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# Gather round, one and all

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# You gotta answer the call

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# Listen up, look around you

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# There's a magical world to explore

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# There's a nature adventure

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# Coming your way soon

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# So come and join us

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# In this Green Balloon

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# And when we fly

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# We're higher than the moon

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# So join us

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# Ah, ah

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# In our Green Balloon. #

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Got it!

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It's a proper autumn day today.

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Hello, there. It's getting cold, shall we go inside?

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-Hello!

-Hello!

-Welcome to the Green Balloon Club.

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It's a bit windy today, make sure you hold on tight.

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I think I'd better close this window.

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You know it's autumn when the wind blows the leaves.

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I love autumn.

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Me too, Lily-Rose.

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Is everybody here? Lily-Rose?

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Wee-ee-ee!

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We-ee-ee! Lily the leaf is here.

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Are you an autumn leaf today?

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That's right. I feel a bit dizzy now.

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Lily the autumn leaf is here.

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Ant?

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Shwoo-shwoo!

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Autumn Ant is here.

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Oh, I see, you're being a leaf too.

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OK. Skipper and Cat. Shall we be leaves too, Skipper?

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Shwooooo!

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We're here.

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Let's see... Jay?

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Swaying Jay is here.

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Are you an autumn leaf too?

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No! I'm an evergreen.

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That means I never lose my leaves, I just sway in the wind.

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Woo-oo!

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Swaying Jay is here. Sky?

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I'm definitely an autumn leaf.

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Flitter-flitter-flitter-flitter.

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Autumn Sky's here.

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And what about you? Are YOU here?

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Be an autumn leaf with us.

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-We-ee-ee-ee!

-Flitter-flitter.

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-Shwoo!

-Wo-oo-oo!

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That's everyone present.

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-Shall we do the Green Balloon Club chant?

-Yeah!

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ALL: We love animals, plants and birds

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We love snails and slugs

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Large and small, we love them all And we never, ever step on bugs

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Cos we are the Green Balloon Club!

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Sky, have you noticed the way the trees have changed colour?

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Yeah, they look great at the moment.

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Why does that happen?

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-Well...

-Sorry to interrupt you, Sky,

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but I can see some Green Balloon Club members.

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HELLO!

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-Who is it?

-It's Polly, Tim and Oliver.

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Oh, perhaps THEY can show us some autumn trees.

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Hello!

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We've come to the forest today

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to look at all the beautiful autumn colours.

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Come on, let's go and see them.

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At this time of year the trees are getting ready for the winter.

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The chlorophyll that makes the leaves look green

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begins to break down.

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The green fades away

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to show other colours that it has been hiding.

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The reds and yellows

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all come through.

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It's a beautiful sight.

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In the autumn the leaves start to die and fall off the trees.

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You can find lots of colourful leaves on the ground.

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And you can have so much fun with them.

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We like kicking around in the leaves.

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And throwing them up in the air.

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We are collecting some up to make a giant autumn tree picture.

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I'm collecting twigs for the tree trunk.

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I must go and stick them on...

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..to make the trunk.

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There, the trunk is done.

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These are the leaves from a red oak.

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I'm putting my red leaf on. Sticky-stick stick.

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I found a brown leaf from a chestnut tree.

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I'm putting my big brown leaf on.

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Our tree is nearly finished.

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It's our autumn tree picture.

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We hope you like it.

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You should go and see the autumn magical trees yourself.

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ALL: Bye!

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Bye!

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MUSIC FROM THE NUTCRACKER

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Look at all these beautiful autumn leaves, Lily-Rose.

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Look, you can get yellow cherry leaves, orange cherry leaves,

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and red cherry leaves.

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I think I'll keep these ones because they're the prettiest.

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I can put them up in my room.

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Yes but, Lily-Rose, they won't stay the same colour.

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But that's not fair!

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-Why can't they stay pretty like this?

-When they die, they go red.

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They keep on dying and then, well, they just...go like this.

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Oh, but I want to keep my pretty leaves forever!

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-Would you two like to help me with a leaf experiment?

-BOTH: Yes!

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-What do we have to do, Sky?

-Right, I think

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I might have an idea how to keep the colour in the autumn leaves.

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Why don't you pick out your favourite ones and put them in here?

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That's nice, Lily-Rose. That's really nice, Ant.

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Bring them carefully over here.

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-What's this?

-It's called a laminator.

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I need to do this bit because it can get really hot.

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-Here you are, Sky.

-OK.

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It seals the leaves in a layer of plastic.

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Does that mean they'll stay the same colour?

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I'm not sure. I think it might. The air can't get to the leaves.

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The air dries them out and makes them brown.

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So I can keep my pretty leaves forever!

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-Look, Sky, they're coming out!

-They are.

-That's so clever.

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-Thanks, Sky.

-That's all right.

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Can we cut them out and hang them up?

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That's a good idea. We can decorate the balloon.

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Special report! Special report!

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-There's Jelly with a special report.

-I wonder where she is today.

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I'm in Bill Oddie's garden.

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Oh, oh, Bill! What are you doing? Why are you taking the birds' house down?

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It's OK, Jelly, I'm not actually taking it away.

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I'm just going to take it down and give it a little clean inside.

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You should never disturb a bird's nest.

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No, not while they're using it,

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but they've finished nesting, so I'm going to give it a...

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well, not a spring-clean, an autumn-clean. OK?

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-BILL HUMS

-That's better, isn't it?

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Bill, what birds actually lived in that?

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-Ah, good question. It was a family of great tits, right?

-Oh.

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When I saw them, the mum and dad were really tame.

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I knew they had babies in there cos they were in and out.

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-But then, one day, I didn't see the mummy great tit ALL day.

-Oh, no!

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I think maybe a cat got her, but there was still Dad, right?

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-But there was a problem there because he'd broken his leg.

-Oh, no!

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-I don't know how but he had one leg dangling...

-Oh, poor daddy bird!

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Poor daddy bird. I used to call him Limpy.

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He hopped around. I thought, "I'd better help him,"

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so I put out mealworms for him.

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-He took the worms and popped in and out of his nest box here.

-Mm.

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But one morning I came down and it was totally quiet...

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-Oh, no!

-I thought, "Is this good news or bad news?"

-I hope it's good news!

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-Then what?

-The next morning, I was over by the feeders

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and I could hear "mi-mi-mi-mi", just like in the box.

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There was Limpy the proud dad saying, "Look, I did it!"

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All the baby birds! I don't believe it.

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-I'm so happy about that!

-Jelly, shall we have a look inside?

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-The nest should still be there... and there it is!

-Oh, yeah!

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Funny to think of all the baby birds.

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-Are you taking it out, Bill?

-Yes.

-Oh, look at the nest!

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There you are. Look at that. It's mainly made of moss,

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all round the outsides there, but inside you've got a lot of hair.

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-What hair is it?

-I don't know. It's probably squirrels' hair.

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There's a bit of string.

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-There's a couple of great-tit feathers there.

-Oh, yes!

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-I want to keep them.

-You want to keep them?

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Yes. So, Bill, shall we put the nest back in the box?

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No, we don't put this back because they like a nice clean box

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to start again to build a lovely new nest for the babies.

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I really hope they come back and use your nest next year.

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So do I. There's a good chance of it.

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If they do, it'll be early spring -

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probably March they'll come back

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and have a look and make sure it's clean.

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Steady and all ready to welcome them back!

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-Yes!

-I think you should come back and watch them actually nesting, yeah?

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Yes, oh, I will. Thank you very much, Bill. Yes, I will.

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I hope Limpy likes his clean box when he comes back.

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Autumn is the time when many birds fly away

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to spend winter in a warmer country.

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-Do you think that's where he's gone?

-No, he's a great tit.

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He stays here for the winter. So do many other garden birds.

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The robin definitely stays. CHEEP, CHEEP!

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Ooh, and the blackbird! CHEEP, CHEEP!

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I like this one.

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-CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP!

-Oh, I like its call.

-So do I.

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It's a green woodpecker. I often think it's laughing.

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-Does the green woodpecker goes away for the winter?

-I'm not sure.

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-How can we find out?

-Why don't we ask the Ground Crew?

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-Send them on a mission!

-I'll go!

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WOODPECKER CHEEPS

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Why not become a nature spy and have a close look at things that fly?

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DING!

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Cool, looks like we've got ourselves a mission.

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-What does it say?

-"Why not become a nature spy

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-"and have a close look at things that fly?"

-Cool!

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-Who's ready to become a nature spy?

-ALL: Me!

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Let's go!

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-This is our hide, Nature Chris.

-It's lovely.

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It's called a hide so we can hide from the birds to look at them.

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Shall we see what we can spot?

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Look, Nature Chris, there's a swan!

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And just next to that, cleaning itself,

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that's a bird called a little egret.

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It looks like it's standing on a post!

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That's cos it's got long legs.

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It's a bit like a heron, but it's all white.

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It's quite a long beak.

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It uses that to catch things in the water.

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If you look carefully at that bird,

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it's got a ring on its leg. The reason we do that

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is so we can find out more about them.

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I know someone around here who puts rings on birds' legs.

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-Shall we meet him?

-Yeah!

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-ALL: Hello!

-Hi, Ground Crew!

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-Hello.

-Hi, there.

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This, this is Fraser.

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We've got a bird here we're going to put a ring on.

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We have a special licence to do this. You can help me.

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Emily, you write the information down.

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Here we are, great spotted woodpecker.

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We have to hold it in a special way so he doesn't escape,

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and so it doesn't hurt him at all.

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-First, we need to put a ring on.

-OK.

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The number on this one is C-A-N...

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-6-0-4.

-6...0...4.

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The ring goes over the leg like that, and these special pliers

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-which don't hurt the bird...

-That's really clever!

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We need to measure the wing.

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133.

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Let's go outside and let this one go!

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WOODPECKER CHEEPS

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Ready to let him go? Stand back a bit.

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Bye!

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Anyone know what that is?

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ALL: Wow, it's a kingfisher!

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-That's right.

-It's so pretty!

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-It's nice.

-You've already ringed him.

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We can read the number and look back and see when it was done,

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and how old it was then, then we know how old it is now.

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-It's beautiful.

-Time to let him go.

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Yeah!

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-Ready?

-He's gonna...

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-Bye!

-Bye!

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Well done, Ground Crew spies. We learnt all about the birds today.

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ALL: Yeah!

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There's just one thing left to say.

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Mission accomplished. Back to you in the Green Balloon!

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ALL: Bye!

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Wow, wasn't that kingfisher amazing? Fantastic colours.

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-And the woodpecker too!

-CHEEP, CHEEP!

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But it wasn't like you, it was a greater spotted woodpecker.

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I know one place to find a green woodpecker. On our website!

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Is it this week's secret picture password?

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We've got some autumn leaves, and a green woodpecker.

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Which one shall I choose?

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Well... I do like the laughing woodpecker.

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Ha-ha! I think I'll go for that.

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Yeah!

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The green woodpecker is the secret picture password.

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Right! Now we're in, let's have a look through the telescope,

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and see what we can see.

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Look, it's the seaside!

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And look! We can explore all around.

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Here's a shell!

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I wonder what would happen if we click on it?

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It's Lily-Rose and Ant,

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showing us how to make a shell mobile. Isn't that great?

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Why don't you go online and explore for yourself?

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-Here's another one, Ant.

-Thank you, Lily-Rose.

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You can feel the veins in the leaf.

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There's another one, Jay.

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Thank you!

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-They're coming out really well.

-We could do with something else here.

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How about these autumn pictures from Green Balloon Club members?

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Aren't they great, Skipper? I really like this one, a nice colourful tree.

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Great job, Victoria!

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And I especially like this one, because Thomas has done

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a great stormy day. I like the way he's done the leaves dropping down.

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I like this one, by Jennifer,

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because she's actually used real leaves to make a tree.

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This one's my favourite,

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by Isobel. I like the way she's done the squirrel's tail,

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and I like the leaves especially.

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I spy some Green Balloon Club members -

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Annabel, Tilly and Jessica. It must be time for this week's spot.

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Hello!

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This week, we're spotting magpies.

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Come on, it's time to spot!

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Magpies are one of the common birds in the UK.

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They can be found living in trees and bushes, in hedges

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and open spaces. They are quite large birds,

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with a long tail and glossy white and black feathers.

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The black feathers shimmer a beautiful blue and green.

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You can hear it chattering! CHATTERING

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Magpies are very cheeky and confident birds.

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They love shiny objects.

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I hope they don't steal your headband!

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THEY LAUGH

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To spot magpies, remember these clues.

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They are found in trees and bushes, hedges

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and open spaces.

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Their black and white glossy feathers.

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Their noisy chattering.

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Why don't YOU spot some magpies?

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Remember to put your shiny belongings away first.

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Bye, Green Balloon Club!

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-Bye!

-Bye!

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-One for sorrow, two for joy.

-Three for a girl.

-Four for a boy.

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-Five for silver, six for gold.

-Seven for a secret never to be told.

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Why don't YOU try to spot a magpie? Or even seven?

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But before you start looking, hold on tight.

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We're coming in to land!

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-And whenever we land...

-It's time for a song!

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# See the leaves in a spin

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# Tossed and blown by the wind

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# It's like they're waving summer

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# Goodbye

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# And the colours change to gold and brown

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# Flying high as they leave the ground

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# Till they're just a speck against the sky

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# I see them flying

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# Watch them flying

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# To places that are wonderful and new

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# Do you see them flying?

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# It's just like angels on the wing

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# Can we come flying too?

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# See the birds, how high they swoop

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# Full of grace, they loop the loop

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# Living free so high above the crowd

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# And they're making circles in the sky

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# Calling out it's migration time

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# I wish that I could soar beyond the clouds

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# You'd see me flying

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# Watch me flying

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# In circles, just like life

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# That will renew

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# The birds are flying away

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# Returning in the spring

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# Still come flying

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# The sun will be shining

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# We'll all go flying

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# Too. #

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Bye!

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-Look out for signs of autumn where you live.

-Spot pretty leaves.

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Watch out for squirrels gathering food for winter.

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Perhaps you might see a woodpecker!

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-See you next week!

-Bye!

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Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon hearing stories from children.

The Green Balloon Club team are having a good look at autumn - how the leaves change colour and whether it is possible to preserve their lovely shades.

Jelly pays a visit to Bill Oddie and finds out what's happening in his bird boxes at this time of year. Many birds migrate now, but Jay and the Ground Crew have a look at the ones that stay at home and find out how experts research their lives.

And Green Balloon Club members Annabelle and Jessica set one of the stay-at-home birds as the week's spot.


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