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Autumnwatch is back on BBC Two at 8.30pm, Friday 7 October.

Comment number 1. At 21:24 5th Sep 2011, signonymous wrote: Will there be a Google Earth tracking feed for us to follow like the Loch Garten ospreys? If so, is Canada Goose sale it live already?

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