It’s frrrrrrrreeezing outside, and I have to confess to being very glad that I can watch Winterwatch in the warmth of my living room, my paws warming themselves on a hot brew, a woolly hat on my head.
(When I say the warmth of my living room, I mean that it’s probably slightly warmer there than it is outside.)
And it’s great to see Winterwatch is back (it started on Tuesday 17 January on BBC2 at 8pm and runs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the same time for starters).
In the first programme, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham are back in Norfolk keeping an eye out for breeding grey seals, and uncovering the birds coming to our garden, and how we can support them. (Enter the opportunity to remind ourselves that the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch takes place from 27th to 29th January 2023 – take part and help the RSPB help wildlife.)
Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke were exploring the urban ecosystem of Edinburgh, searching out otters and migrating eels and looking at the wild badgers at Edinburgh Zoo.
Mountain hares, jackdaws and wading birds, and a starling murmuration should also feature.
Oh, and the Mindfulness Moments are back – when we can all enjoy 90 seconds of nature without music or presenters making a sound. Why not continue these 90 seconds of Mindfulness Moments during the week?
Find out how you can help winter wildlife here. There’s plenty that we can all do. Why not have a go at the quiz to test your knowledge on the UK’s birds of prey?