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Film coup for bird reserve

Autumnwatch presenters Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games - (C) BBC - Photographer: Emily Sandy

Autumnwatch presenters Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games - (C) BBC - Photographer: Emily Sandy

A popular wildlife programme will be broadcast live from RSPB Leighton Moss at Silverdale.

BBC2’s Autumnwatch, presented by Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, will come from within the reserve within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Beauty.

The programme will react to stories as they happen, and report on the latest wildlufe nes from across the country.

Viewers will see a flock of up to 100,000 starlings roose on the reserve, gathering in huge numbers and making incredible patterns and shapes as they pick their spot to spend the night as the sun sets.

Cameras will follow the red deer, the largest residents of the reserve and they rut among the reed beds.

Scenes showcasing the huge flocks of oystercatcher, knot and turnstone as they gather to feed in the rich Lancastrian mud out on Morecambe Bay.will be shown.

Other highlights will include the fascinating transformation of the leaves on the rugged hills around the reserve as they change colour and the best of autumn wildlife.

A major theme for this year’s Autumnwatch will be migration - when animals move to warmer climates as winter draws near.

Particular focus will be given to the extraordinary long-distances travelled by birds, insects and marine creatures during the autumn months.

Collaborating with the BBC Weather Centre Autumnwatch will feature weather updates throughout the series giving audiences a weather report for wildlife.

Autumnwatch returns to BBC Two from Tuesday, October 29 to Friday, November 1.

 

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