Lancashire’s Leighton Moss is the new location for this year’s Autumnwatch series.
The RSPB reserve in Silverdale, near Carnforth, will be hosting presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games for four days of live broadcasts, to run from Tuesday, October 29 to Friday, November 1.
The trio will be appearing live from the new location and relating stories of the wildlife there.
The current series of the popular BBC2 show is examining how the unpredictable nature of the UK’s weather can dramatically affect our wildlife.
Autumnwatch features weather updates throughout the series, giving audiences a weather report for wildlife, covering topics such as how winds in the North Sea affect migrating birds crossing from Scandinavia, and how falling temperatures influence the changing of colours for leaves.
The popular programme will also showcase the beauty and drama of autumn, exploring nature’s key events and wild spectacles, as well as explaining why this season is such a critical time for all of the UK’s wildlife. Thousands of migrant waders gather at Leighton Moss in the autumn months, otter and kingfisher hunt for fish in the reserve’s reed beds, and rare species such as bittern and bearded tit prepare for winter.
Other highlights during the series include footage of 100,000 starlings roosting on the reserve, first gathering in huge numbers and making incredible patterns and shapes in the sky as they pick their spot to spend the night when the sun sets. Cameras will also focus on the red deer.