Back to Norfolk
For 2009, we are returning to last year's new home: Pensthorpe nature reserve in North Norfolk. This is where most of our mini cameras will be deployed, keeping us up to date on a whole range of animal family stories from around this incredibly rich wildlife hotspot.
We'll be introducing a new cast of characters this year as well as welcoming back old friends and family favourites.
Last year an infanticidal male swallow shocked us all, as he systematically threw swallow chicks out of their nest so he could father his own brood - behaviour never seen on television before. Then there were the great parents; the oystercatchers, chaffinches and goldcrests, who lovingly tended to their chicks despite the miserable, wet weather.
This year our camera team have been hard at work to entice even more wildlife onto our screens. Will the kingfishers and otters move into their brand new, purpose-built riverside apartments? Will the kestrels and barn owls take to their new, camera-ready nest boxes?
Will Pensthorpe's lonesome corncrake finally find a mate? And will we get our first ever views of adorable baby water voles or red squirrels inside their nests? Kate and Chris will be there to keep an eye on daily developments and bring you the day's news.
Whatever happens, state-of-the-art Springwatch cameras will be at the ready. Over 50 secret mini cameras and literally miles of fibre-optic cable allow us to follow these intimate animal stories - live - without disturbing the animals themselves. Join in the jeopardy and the drama - on TV and streaming live to our famous webcams.