Well, that was Winterwatch, what did you think?

Thursday 17 January 2013, 20:53

Paul Deane Paul Deane Web Producer

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 1.

    Winterwatch - the best ever! Beat Spring and Autumn hands down.
    Thank you so much

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    Comment number 2.

    Great Show. What was the end piano based music at the end of tonight's show anybody? It is a really powerful, moving and beautiful piece of music

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    Comment number 3.

    What was the music used at the end of Winterwatch episode 4, please... piano and strings? Beautiful.

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    Comment number 4.

    One of the best programmes on tv, a pleasure and privilege to watch. Make some more!

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    Comment number 5.

    Tues 15/01/13, Badger/s active in the snow, where I work in Leicester; plenty of prints Wed A.M.

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    Comment number 6.

    It was awesome. Another reason why we like to watch BBC programs. (I'm from Belgium) Looking forward to see springwatch.

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    Comment number 7.

    We loved the programme but it
    seems sad to see such a beautiful golden eagle in captivity on TV now

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    Comment number 8.

    Just a comment about red kites- surely it was England and Scotland that lost all their red kites and Wales which remained a stronghold, rather than Scotland?

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    Comment number 9.

    A most enjoyable, and informative show, as they all are. I hope you continue with them every year! (at least 4 sets per year!)

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    Comment number 10.

    Live from near Inverness you say so why no snow: I've had a white garden all week here in Arctic Hertfordshire!! But, yes as enjoyable as ever and good that it encourages the younger generation to 'get out there' - John Davis, Harpenden [for scientific Chris, height 120m}

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    Comment number 11.

    Superb viewing. For anyone interested in nature and wildlife, it's a must. Truely superb. Keep up the brilliant work. Can't wait for Springwatch now!

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    Comment number 12.

    Hi there - the music playing over the end of the last episode of Winterwatch was Divenire by Ian Audi.

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    Comment number 13.

    Does anybody have any further information on the lady who does the crochet animals? I think she was called Shona.

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    Comment number 14.

    i sooo love winterwatch. And springwatch. And autumnwatch. HATE how "snooker" (more like snooZEker). It gets all the daytime coverage on tv, inc the red button!!!! And both showing the exact same match!!! If snooker on tv, give winterwatch the daytime red button slot instead bbc please?! Not all of us have one of these SMART Tv,s ( as much as we all would!) So come on allthose at the decision making end of the great natural history programme making Beeb,do the right thing for ALL future winter/spring & autumnwatch adventures. Give us ALL the chance, aswell as choice to view the spectacular wildlife we are privaliged to have in our country! Bring back the multiscreen on tv red button Pleeeasse!!!!!!!! Subdude rant over. loved the shows, loved the wildlife, even love the presenters & crew., for shinning a bright light of viewing pleasure, in these dull & depressing times. I thank you all. xxxxxxx not sure on martin h-gs dress sense/combo tho! lol :-)

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    Comment number 15.

    The wildlife content was very interesting on the one episode I watched, but why are there no serious women presenters on Winterwatch? Michaela Strachan does not have a serious role - she is just there (seemingly, from what I saw), to giggle and ask stupid questions so that the expert male presenters can repeat their points. This is so tedious and off-putting (not to mention out-dated!!) - reminds me not to watch again!

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    Comment number 16.

    loved the shows.fantastic footage ,fantastic setting. if anyone's interested there's a forum for fans of the "watch" series.http://naturewatch.freeforums.org/index.php.
    pop in and have a look. pretty light-hearted and friendly bunch who'll gladly discuss the burning issues of the day...including MHG's hairdo "homage" to Beethoven !

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    Comment number 17.

    We see far more pictures of presenters than animals. I shall give up watching, too many close ups of too many presenters. When an animal is finally on screen , it's seconds against minutes for presenters. Why not one presenter , commentating , while we watch animals birds countryside etc for the whole programme ?

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    Comment number 18.

    I love it. I agree, one of the best programmes on TV - uplifting, educational and makes me want to engage and care more about the wildlife in my local area and beyond.....I miss Chris's mad scientist films from years back still though!! and please put more Unsprung's back on too.

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    Comment number 19.

    Splendid effort by the Winterwatch Team. So much better than ghastly Reality TV, but why only 4 episodes? Those of us who enjoy the benefit of having good taste need more quality telly like this. So please come back, if you can bear to spend more time outside in the cold. Also may we have a whole month (or longer) of Springwatch this time please?

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    Comment number 20.

    Fantastic Winter Watch -by far the best -better than Spring and Autumn watches. Only criticism is......it wasn't long enough -would've liked more programmes.

 

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