Winterwatch Extra tonight at 9pm: floods, snow, feeders and more

Tuesday 15 January 2013, 13:59

Paul Deane Paul Deane Web Producer

Coming up on tonight’s Winterwatch Extra, Euan Mcilwraith will be joined by Michaela Strachan live from our webcam truck, to get some extra gossip about the show.

First up. What's this?



You've sent us lots of blog posts, tweets and Facebook comments about garden birds, winter feeding and how the snow & wet weather has been affecting wildlife. So keep those coming please.

We love to hear your top keeps for keeping warm in the winter, more stories of unusual wildlife sightings, plus your photos of wildlife in the snow. We’ll also be setting another quiz and keeping up with action from the live wildlife cameras. So drop us a line with any questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Email)!

Join us online at 9pm, straight after the programme on BBC2 and BBCHD for some more Winterwatch Extra!

UPDATE: Here's the answer to the quiz above. Well done to everyone who got it right. It's a baleen plate from an Sei whale


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    Comment number 1.

    I was amazed to hear you claim that the only UK grey seal colony was in Norfolk. what about the Farne Islands colony up here in Northumberland. We're much closer to Scotland and points north, why send people to Norfolk????

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    Comment number 2.

    An Interesting comment in the programme on blackcaps in winter being migrants. We had one male on the feeders in our garden in Dalkeith, Midlothian, during the bad winter two years ago. I saw none last year, but there are at least two now. Talking of "explosions" of waxwings from Scandinavia, I recall as a boy in Shetland in the 1950's an explosion of firecrests and goldcrests which I presume had blown across from Norway. They were so numerous that they were swarming to the lit windows at night like moths. I haven't seen any in ages, but there has been a goldcrest on our feeders (in particular a fat block with embedded insects) in the last few weeks. Is this likely to be a migrant or a native?
    Robin Barclay

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    Comment number 3.

    It was mentioned that waxwings don't usually migrate down south. We live in Hythe, Hampshire and took a walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard and were honoured to see a group of 6 waxwings on the footpath just in front of us and they weren't at all fazed by us! We stayed to watch hem for a while it was great. Also never before seen on my feeding station a female goldcrest, excellent!

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    Comment number 4.

    I have just got into birdwatching as a stress reliever - and am finding it very therapeutic. We have a male and female black cap in our garden, and today a black/red/white woodpecker was pecking away at the fat balls. We also were very interested to see on the programme how territorial robins are, as we witnessed one 'dive-bomb' another and knock him off one of our feeders. We are based in the Midlands and are hoping to spot lots of lovely visitors to our garden.

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    Comment number 5.

    My Bird feeders in my garden attract only the local birds// sparrows starlings blackbirds blue tits robins and collard dove of witch i have a pair ? i think/ my question is how do tell


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