That was Autumnwatch 2012 - what did you think?

Friday 2 November 2012, 21:15

Holly Spearing Holly Spearing Series Producer

Tagged with:

Well, we come to the end of Autumnwatch 2012 and as always we're keen to know what you thought.

We feel genuinely privileged to have been here in the Scottish Highlands with unique access to watch animal behaviour, particularly from some of our rarest and illusive animals - the pine marten, and of course beavers, otters, badgers and many more.

Beaver

We've also seen how animals everywhere around the UK are preparing for autumn and winter.

We're back in January with 4 more live shows - Winterwatch, hoping to discover how winter is affecting wildlife around the UK.

Tagged with:

Comments

Jump to comments pagination
 
  • rate this
    +4

    Comment number 1.

    Gutted the series is over already, should be on every night for two weeks.

  • rate this
    +3

    Comment number 2.

    The filming of the beavers has been fascinating and Martin Hughes-Games looks splendid in his winter plumage and looks not unlike Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, which is quite an appropriate wildlife look
    Really enjoyed Autumnwatch 2012

  • rate this
    +3

    Comment number 3.

    Some excellent content but it all feels so rushed! ONE week f four days just isn't a series!

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 4.

    hi
    what would be the effect on other wildlife if a breeding stock of polar bears were taken to the SOUTH pole?
    thanks
    tj

  • rate this
    +3

    Comment number 5.

    Why is Autumnwatch only on for a week?

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 6.

    Autumn Watch, what a great program . . . . . sorry, but PLEASE would you 3 wonderful people stop talking all at once? That irritates and completely spoils your program.

  • rate this
    +2

    Comment number 7.

    'Quiz' was total dis-organisation and so many long shots 'we' couldn't get truly involved in it!

  • rate this
    +2

    Comment number 8.

    Agree, it seemed a bit rushed. A lot to squeeze in 4 nights and still only 1 Unsprung!!! Loved the content though, especially the Hedgehogs and such a northerly and beautiful place that is Aigas.
    Looking forward to Winterwatch (still waiting for the Summerwatch that was promised with no explanation as to what happened to that as the special was titled Seabirds special) but still wishing it was longer that 4 nights and more Unsprung.
    Would love a Hedgehog webcam for Springwatch wherever you may hold it........;o)

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 9.

    Great series as always but feel very short changed with only 4 episodes!!

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 10.

    Much better format this series, although I would have liked a second week. Some excellent footage - spiders, Pine Marten, Treecreepers. Looking forward to Winterwatch.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 11.

    I'm also disappointed that Autumnwatch was only on for a few days. As if it isn't bad enough that we have to wait 6 months between Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

  • rate this
    +4

    Comment number 12.

    Genuinely upset about the throwaway comments regarding grey squirrels which took zero account of local sensitivities. To say on the opening night that the grey squirrel is "an animal that is widespread all over the UK" and "almost countrywide" as Chris did is simply not true - there are tens of thousands of acres in Scotland beyond the central lowlands that are grey free...and an army of individuals and organisations fighting day in and day out to keep it that way and roll back the grey tide. Appreciate Autumnwatch is broadcast across the UK but to completely ignore the desperate battle that is underway in Scotland and beyond to preserve our native red squirrel from an animal that is rightly recognised as an invasive non-native species has irritated allot of people involved in red squirrel conservation. It took the intervention of the University of Aberdeen to point out that one of the reasons the reds are less successful in retaining their food sources is because greys steal them! And as for the squirrel pox virus........
    Must to better Autumnwatch - we are adults and nature is tooth and claw. If you want to present research on greys about how clever they are how about balancing it with other freely available research which clearly states that greys are a direct threat to Scottish biodiversity and that grey control is an essential part of red squirrel conservation.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 13.

    Love Autumn Watch, disappointed it's only this week though. One small thing having just watched the quiz - please don't put the woman on Chris's quiz team on camera again, she's over animated and pulling focus. Perhaps she's nervous, but it's distracting and quite annoying.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 14.

    I think it was spot on this time,I enjoyed every minute of this series,the wild life films were out of this world.I have learnt a bit more about our British Wildlife, thank you
    Winterwatch sounds like a great idea, Some one has had their thinking cap on for this one.How about Summerwatch as well to make up all 4 seasons. Now that sounds cool.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 15.

    I don't know why I didn't know tyhat autumnwatch was on until day two! It's not that i was not looking out for it as it's one programme I look forward to all year. I'm really sorry to have missed so much as it is only on for one week. That's too short. However, I'm looking forward to winterwatch . Wonderful programme! Highlight for me was the flock of birds rising in unison as they stood , packed together on a tiny island. ...and hedgehogs....and pinemartins......et.c.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 16.

    Yes i agree with Ross, way too short. One week! Cannot believe it! Please BBC!!! Please give us more!

  • rate this
    -1

    Comment number 17.

    Well, it was good while it lasted. Which wasn't very long. Good night my friends. We say thank you for sharing stories of Wild cats and Cat people. We'll miss the sounds of Caledonian forest birds, singin' in the rain. The beloved little Hedgehogs will go off to pastures new and prepare for the big sleep and the Beaver's shall be busy,bringing up baby, or two. The little Foxes will roam the mean streets. The hunter of night, Tawny Owl, will fly in dark skies. Oh look, think one flew over the Cuckoos nest. Hey! Easy rider! - There goes Martin speeding off on his motorbike. Chris, the man who knew too much, will continue to dream of the day reintroduction of species takes another great step - and this will be the day when he dances with Wolves. Michaela, out of Africa but back in Blighty where she belongs, will be spirited away to the sound of music of all the birds who have missed you.
    Guys, you really are the salt of the earth and I'd also like to thank the producers on another good year although, I do hope all those bright lights around the Beaver loch haven't driven the animal crackers? I hope some day, you will go west and explore Yorkshire! We'd love you all to visit. But, until then - Hope to see you before Winter comes. x


    ... How many title in That then?! ; )

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 18.

    Oh no! Now that Autumnwatch has finished there is nothing good to watch on TV :( Well done guy`s for a great show as usual & love the Beavers :) Dave, Barons Haugh RSPB Nature Reserve Volunteer.

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 19.

    Amazing footage of mammals in the natural environment with the enchanting Michaela, the knowledgeable Chris and the brilliant Martin :)

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 20.

    Very delightful (as usual of course!), but I have to agree it was rather short and would have been great if it were like last years, on every Friday night for a good month and a half rather than this 4 days rush feeling.

 

Page 1 of 5

This entry is now closed for comments

Share this page

More Posts

Previous
Coming up on Winterwatch - your tips-offs and sightings this winter please

Friday 2 November 2012, 19:43

Next
Flooded Britain

Monday 17 December 2012, 14:45

About this Blog

SpringwatchAutumnwatch and Winterwatch Blog. A place to talk UK Nature.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

Springwatch tweets

Archive

We moved recently but you can still view Springwatch 2012 and older posts.