Popular nature programme starts filming

From left:Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham.
From left:Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham.

BBC Two’s popular nature programme Autumnwatch has started filming from RSPB Leighton Moss, Silverdale.

Across four days, presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be live at the bird reserve with the very best of the season’s wild action. The reserve has the largest area of reedbeds in the north west of England, which is a refuge for rutting red deer, while families of otters hunt for fish in the reserve’s lakes and pools. This year Autumnwatch aims to be more interactive than ever with launch of #myautumn on social media, inspiring everyone to get outdoors, enjoy the season for themselves and then share their videos, pictures and experiences.

Highlights will include starlings, red deer, otters, long-eared bats and barn owls.

Visit bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/project/autumnwatch.