22/02/2012

Image for 22/02/2012Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 1 hour

Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Martin Hughes-Games are at the Brecon Beacons National Park to reveal how the UK's wildlife is faring this winter. The mild start followed by plummeting temperatures are setting a real challenge. The team find out how plants and animals are managing to survive, and what viewers can do to help.

They also report on a surprising influx of owls, why the ptarmigan could be the UK's toughest bird, and show why winter is actually the best time of year to see some of the country's biggest wildlife spectacles.

Meanwhile, Michaela Strachan reports from a swallow roost in South Africa, where millions of birds have arrived from the UK and beyond to escape the northern winter altogether.

More episodes

See all episodes from Winterwatch

Credits

Presenter
Kate Humble
Presenter
Chris Packham
Presenter
Martin Hughes-Games
Presenter
Michaela Strachan
Producer
Joanne Stevens
Series Producer
Holly Spearing
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.