Week two: Iolo Williams' magical wildlife island
For week two, Welsh wildlife expert Iolo Willams and the Springwatch Adventure Team celebrate spring at what is we think is one of the finest of Welsh wildlife locations - Skomer Island. It's a small rocky island, one mile square, sitting off the western tip of Pembrokeshire.
It's home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds, a mammal found no where else on Earth, one of Britain's most spectacular floral displays and the seas that surround it are teaming with some of our richest marine life. Designated as one of only three of Britain's marine nature reserves, it's truly stunning, unique and beautifully magical.
Springwatch camera teams have been on the island since early April when the first puffins, razorbills and guillemots arrive back from their long winter at sea. They'll be filming all these characters setting up home, courting, building nests and laying eggs ... working towards what will be the main event for both them and us - their chicks being born just as Iolo and the Springwatch Adventure Team broadcast live from Skomer.
They'll also go under the waves to reveal the rare sea fans, corals and inquisitive grey seals in Skomer's underwater world, as well as the sand eels that feed and power much of the breeding action back on shore.
How many of these sand eels can a puffin family get though in breeding season? Will we be able to show you the unique Skomer vole? Why is one of the world most spectacular displays of the bluebell - a woodland flower - found on an island with no woods? What happens at a short-eared owl's nest? Can we see puffin chicks hatch out in their underground burrows?
128,000 pairs of Manx shearwaters breed on Skomer every year, a third of the world's entire population of the species and the single largest colony anywhere in the world. Using data downloaded from geolocators, the team will investigate at the amazing annual migration of these birds, who spend the winter 6,000 miles away off the coast of South America.
Our week on Skomer will explore all of these questions and many more as we immerse ourselves in this Welsh wildlife utopia.
Update 6 June: Producer Dan Rees has posted some lovely photos of Iolo and the team getting ready for his live week in Skomer.
Roger Webb is the Series Producer of Springwatch, which starts 8pm Monday 30 May, BBC Two