40 posts about Springwatch on this blog
Wednesday 3 June 2009, 14:10
The more observant of you will have noticed that we've recently moved location. I know some of you were getting bored of the lake view but it's hard not to be impressed by the vista up here.
Tuesday 2 June 2009, 11:00
Monday 1 June 2009, 15:43
You may have already read that we visited red kites at Gigrin Farm last week.
Monday 1 June 2009, 15:20
Chris Watson has been down to the conifer woods recording the second goshawk pair we're currently watching for Springwatch.
Monday 1 June 2009, 13:10
There are also a number of species of the crow family present.
Monday 1 June 2009, 11:55
Sad news after the weekend as the three dipper chicks all succesfully fledged but one drowned as it became entangled in the grill which the birds had to fly through, to escape to the outside world from the relative safety of their nest.
Thursday 28 May 2009, 11:29
Chris Watson, our resident wildlife sound recordist has been at it again.
Wednesday 27 May 2009, 11:48
As you may have seen in recent episodes of Springwatch, Jamie and Jenny - our resident Polecat team are hot on the trail of a very shy polecat near Bala.
Wednesday 27 May 2009, 09:16
Quite literally today, as I got a tip-off that some our camera team were off filming a dipper's nest, which they'd been watching near the dam at Lake Vyrnwy.
Cameraman John Aitchison was on a mission to fix a camera under a bridge to film the nest:
Wednesday 27 May 2009, 08:56
The weather was definitely against us as we drove into dark clouds and torrential rain on our way down to Gigrin Farm, so not ideal kite flying weather! Around an hour and half later we arrived at the farm and the skies were beginning to clear.
Tuesday 26 May 2009, 14:40
Chris Watson, legendary wildlife sound recordist for the programme, goes out everyday recording weird and wonderful sounds with a variety of kit around the Springwatch locations.
Tuesday 26 May 2009, 12:08
Before meeting a real life goshawk, Simon was keen to get some rehearsal in. Cue a very special furry guest.
Tuesday 26 May 2009, 10:10
A cold dark start to the day today; 3.30am to be precise... I'd agreed to cover a dawn chorus with Simon King and Chris Watson, and we began to assemble outside the hotel reception in the half light.
Friday 22 May 2009, 11:45
Getting out and about at dawn is physically demanding, but rewarding from a nature point of view. The dawn chorus is a great wildlife experience.
Friday 22 May 2009, 11:17
Having met Gelert , Simon King and the rest of the crew set up the gear to capture slow-mo footage of him.
Friday 22 May 2009, 11:01
I thought I'd show you the star of the goshawk shoot, Gelert. Paul Melton, head falconer at Mid Wales Falconry, gives us an introduction to this very special bird.
Thursday 21 May 2009, 14:16
I thought I'd give you a bit of background information on the main Springwatch outside broadcast (OB) location today.
Thursday 21 May 2009, 10:21
Tuesday 19 May 2009, 13:51
This year we're honoured to have the resident Springwatch wild man - Simon King visiting our shores.
Simon - 'the king of field craft' and his hi-tech, 'mission impossible' field team have the unique wildlife of mid and
north Wales in their sights this year.
The locations and habitats vary greatly and...
Thursday 30 April 2009, 14:32
Get set for the world's wildest wake-up call.
Sunday is International Dawn Chorus Day so make sure you set your alarm, drag yourself out of bed and get involved!
The dawn chorus reaches its peak during the end of April and beginning of May as the songs of the UK's resident bird species are joined...
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