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BBC Springwatch Migrates to Minsmere
Posted by: White Lion
Date: 15.05.2014
Popular BBC wildlife programme Springwatch has found a new home here on the Suffolk coast, as the new series launching on the 26th May will be hosted at RSPB Minsmere, a short journey from our hotel here in Aldeburgh!

The stunning RSPB Minsmere Nature reserve is one of the plushest areas for wildlife in the UK with an estimated 5,600 living species. Speaking to the BBC, Reserve manager Adam Rowlands stated that viewers are in for a “jam-packed series”, due to the site’s rich biodiversity.

Legendary nature-man, Bill Oddie, returns to the show as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, alongside presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games.

Over the past few weeks, wildlife specialists have been planting cameras throughout the site, as well as erecting the specially built hideouts and high-reed screens, used to keep production out of site from the natural inhabitants of Minsmere. The new series will focus in and around the nests of avocets, terns, oystercatchers and lapwings, with real-time updates as mothers endeavour to protect their young from predatory rivals.

Night-vision mode also makes its popular return to our screens (no need for extra carrot consumption), with the reserve’s badger family playing the lead role!

Make sure you tune in to BBC Two at 8:00pm on Monday to Thursday, from May 26th to 12th June to catch an insight into the magical wildlife our coast has to offer. If you want to see Minsmere for yourself, get in touch today and book a short stay at our Suffolk hotel.

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