What a great programme this was last night, and truly uplifting to see such a huge project undertaking in Iraq. Puts our own habitat creation ambitions thoroughly to shame.
The one part that annoyed me slightly was the misrepresentation of Marbled Duck however. That huge flock of duck were Eurasian Teal, unless i'm making a huge mistake (Richard - if i am, please tell me!). There were obviously Marbled Duck present, as they managed to film a couple in flight and in the water, but the big flocks were all Eurasian. They not only looked like Eurasian, but they sounded like Eurasian too.
Some fantastic footage of Basra Reed Warbler though.