Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live again from the Gloucestershire countryside, where once again the little owls have been causing a ruckus. After destroying the first blackbird nest, they have now found another in an adjacent barn and have started to attack that too.
But despite that there are also plenty of new nests to report on, including a beautiful blackcap and a stunning natural robin nest, while the empty hole that the mandarin duck used has some new potential tenants, including a barn owl and a greater spotter woodpecker. There is an update on the goshawk chick in Wales, who is growing healthily on a diet of grey squirrels and small birds, and the team looks back at a year’s worth of data from the collared badgers on the estate.
Gillian Burke is on the cliffs of Cornwall, most recently made famous by Poldark, searching for two conservation success stories, the chough and the peregrine. Luck Cooke is looking for Sherborne’s water voles, and Patrick Aryee explains just how impressive a badger’s underground existence really is. There is an update on the parakeet family in Kent, where there has been a successful fledging; Chris has been to Dovestone in the Peak District to see an incredible conservation success story, where some of the UK’s rarest waders including the curlew are bouncing back; and as the tides ebb and flow around St Mary’s lighthouse, so do the animals that flock around this beacon.