It is the end of the second week of Springwatch and the team looks back at another hectic week on the Sherborne Park Estate, full of fledging, predation and non-stop action. Chris and Michaela are joined at Sherborne by guests Iolo Williams and Lucy Cooke and investigate the latest news from the bird nests, see how the local amphibians are doing after the tough winter and delve into the macro world of solitary bees, with an exclusive new camera.
There is an update on the long-eared owls and goshawk nests from Wales and the latest data on the plight of the UK’s cuckoos, where the English population is faring badly, but the Scottish birds seem to be doing better. Gillian Burke joins an expert from the National Botanic Garden of Wales to look into the arms race that happens between plants and their pollinators, and Michaela visits a famous Avon gorge in the final installment of her trip through Bristol’s rivers, looking into the plastic problem.
Richard Taylor-Jones films an astonishing piece of behaviour in Kent, where grass snakes hunt Britain’s rarest amphibian – the great crested newt. And Iolo Williams visits Lamlash Bay, the site of a remarkable community-based marine conservation campaign to see what a difference their efforts have made on the sea floor.
In Springwatch episode 7 2018 Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live once again from the Gloucestershire countryside, where overnight events have already thrown up plenty of surprises, including yet more activity from the badger sett.
This programme documents how British wildlife adapt during the changing of the seasons in the United Kingdom. `Springwatch’ broadcasts from locations across the nation, using more than 50 cameras – many hidden and operated remotely – to capture the animals’ natural behaviour. Presenters Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games follow the action from the cameras. The companion website provides additional video content along with pictures, blogs and other features to supplement the programme’s content.