Firstly, we are deeply indebted to everyone who's been posting comments on blogs, answering questions on Facebook & Twitter and to everyone who's shared their stunning photos on Flickr.  We've tried to keep up with you - the team in the truck here have been working 24hrs a day, but we're working on a sketchy internet connection, in the back of a truck, up a mountain. A massive thank you for your tolerance if we've not managed to reply to you. 

This was our first live Winterwatch. We passionately wanted to capture the challenges facing our wildlife in winter in the UK, as well as its beauty. You could spend your life in the Highlands and never see a pine marten - we're proud and privileged to have been able to observe this creatures lives. We had a similar aim with the beaver project here at Aigas.  

We tried to cover the a wide range of subject in the pre-recorded films, such as the grey seal diaries, reindeer, flooding, waxwing and peregrine features. We hope we did them justice.

We'll be back for Springwatch, and as ever we'd love your comments on our first live Winterwatch. 

We've had a fantastic time and its be great to share this week with you. Please continue to enjoy, and look after, our amazing wildlife till we're back in spring. Our colleagues at BBC Nature continue all year round with news, features, videos.

Thanks in advance on behalf of all the Winterwatch Team

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by RogerM

    on 26 Jan 2013 19:27

    As a totally separate posting, can someone in authority see the value and potential of selling sets, boxed or otherwise, of Springwatch e.t.c. DVDs.

    I for one would account for four sets for various families. Please...............!

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  • Comment number 84. Posted by RogerM

    on 26 Jan 2013 19:22

    Along with all the positive comments, I note an abiding thread. I forget how many SW, AW, SW and WW we have had but we all, to a man beg and plead for more. More 24 webcams. More weekly programmes. More Forums (blogs don't work so well, if at all).
    As an educational tool they are unsurpassed.
    If , as you surely want, you capitalise on this series, you will justify the ad-free license-fee.
    And help bring our children back from games machines and the like. My eight year old is rivetted. And so are my grand-children!

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by Jiva Masheder

    on 25 Jan 2013 18:46

    Thanks Bluebell, I'll try that. I was trying to keep the birds away from the cats....I tried hanging the feeder on the washing line before thinking better of it...they didn't go for fat balls either, so I'll try the nail on the side of the house option...

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by northernjock

    on 24 Jan 2013 19:53

    @81, yep, post 47 fair comment, dont dispute that. Rest of my comments I'll stick to however, and I've said my piece to scotslass

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by Bryanmp

    on 24 Jan 2013 16:40

    Northernjock66 wasn't really impressed with your comment,however scotslass summed it up pretty fairly,maybe you should just try imagining these things reversed and see what your feelings would be.out of interest though how about an honest un-biased opinion of my post47

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  • Comment number 80. Posted by Redwood

    on 24 Jan 2013 14:14

    Winterwatch was excellent, a great mix of wildlife films, wildlife info and banter.
    BUT I do have one complaint, and that was the cameraman at Blakeney giving the seals he was watching names. Please dont. They are not people, they are not pets. They are wild animals. Show their fascinating behaviour, reveal their lives, but do NOT anthropomorphise them.

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  • Comment number 79. Posted by Squegg

    on 23 Jan 2013 18:36

    1963 Winterwatch - PLEASE repeat this!

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  • Comment number 78. Posted by bluebell

    on 23 Jan 2013 16:22

    Hi Jiva:
    birds like to feel secure, so a feeder near or in a bush or a tree might be more popular.
    If you don't have a suitable tree, then you could even try one on a hanging basket bracket on the house.
    Or try fat balls as these are very polular with small birds.
    Good luck!
    Also peanuts aren't always a favourite food. If you can afford to, feed sunflower hearts or black sunflower seeds because more birds like these.

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  • Comment number 77. Posted by northernjock

    on 23 Jan 2013 09:25

    @76 Yes to last sentence including building a nest with HD webcams for Ospreys in aberdeenshire. Some of our best friends are from various parts of england so I do accept what you say and I'm not completely biased. Difference is my friends are not professional presenters with vast resources to help them. Paul Stancliffe from BTO at least had the decency to reply, and although he is not the BBC, it was a professional response which is all myself and others asked for in the first place. Rant over. Nice to get your views and thanks for bringing me back to earth again.

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  • Comment number 76. Posted by scotslass

    on 22 Jan 2013 19:54

    They probably just didn't know how to respond. I have english friends who have genuine difficulty with the "ch" sound in "loch", in much the same way as a lot of people have trouble pronouncing the french "r" (incidentally my French teacher in school told me that scots generally find that easier than english people: she thought it was probably BECAUSE we can say words like loch).
    Anyway, there's nothing wrong with speaking up for what you believe in, it's just knowing where to draw the line, I suppose. I hope you also stand up for wildlife the way you do for scottish culture though: it needs all the vocal support it can get! :-)

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