Day: May 30, 2022

UK: ‘Springwatch’ on the BBC. Starts Tonight 30/5/22.

30/5/22 – A new series of Springwatch starts tonight on the BBC television.  Join Chris, Michela and all the team as they bring us the best of UK wildlife.

For overseas visitors – hopefully the links will work and you will be able too see what this few weeks live television is about.  Broadcast every night it gives an insight into the many lives of nature with the great footage and filmwork of the BBC.

SpringwatchAutumnwatch and Winterwatch, sometimes known collectively as The Watches] are annual BBC television series which chart the fortunes of British wildlife during the changing of the seasons in the United Kingdom. The programmes are broadcast live from locations around the country in a primetime evening slot on BBC Two. They require a crew of 100 and over 50 cameras, making them the BBC’s largest British outside broadcast events. Many of the cameras are hidden and operated remotely to record natural behaviour, for example, of birds in their nests and badgers outside their sett.

Springwatch begins on the Spring Bank Holiday and is broadcast four nights each week for three weeks. After the success of the first Springwatch in 2005, the BBC commissioned a one-off special, Autumnwatch, which became a full series in 2006. Winterwatch began in 2012, broadcast in January or February.

Springwatch returns with three weeks of live programmes showcasing the restorative power of nature – Media Centre (

Hannah’s ‘How to’ Videos – click here:

BBC Two – Springwatch, 2020, Hannah’s how to videos

How to help wildlife – click here:

BBC Two – Springwatch – How to help wildlife

Cornish marine safari – Bing video

Live Springwatch: Day 18 🌦 2021 🐣 BBC – Bing video

Live Springwatch: Day 9 🌦 2021 🐣 BBC – Bing video

Live Springwatch: Day 16 🌦 2021 🐣 BBC – Bing video

BBC Springwatch 2013 – Episode 2 – Bing video

Use the following link to watch many more Springwatch videos:
springwatch – Bing video

Regards Mark

Photo – Mark (WAV)

Photo – Mark (WAV).

England: The Better Side of Metropolis.

London, a sprawling, busy Metropolis like many major cities of the world.

But ignore the busy streets, the bustling crowds, the chaotic tubeways, and take a look into the deeper, more natural abundance of wildlife which adorns and is a major, but often ignored aspect of daily city life.

Pauline has sent yet more super images of the nature of South London and Kent county – Kent – our home county.  See the male Robin feeding his female partner; see the urban fox always ready to pick up the leftovers of the vermin human race who cannot bother with litterbins; and see the hedgehogs; which I know are Pauline’s real love and a creature that she devotes a lot of her time to.  Don’t they look amazing and so healthy ?

Enjoy the other side of the busy metropolis; the one of nature and all the wonders that it brings.

Regards – Mark and Pauline.

Adult Starlings with their new Spring born youngsters – learning life on the wing.
A Dunnock.
Mr Vulpine the Fox.

One of my favourite birds – the beautiful Goldfinch.
A male Robin feeds its partner.


Shellduck with duckling.

Shellduck on the River Thames with youngsters.

A young Starling asks – where is dinner mum ?


Our home – Kent County; near to London but not that near:….0…1ac.1.30.img..0.12.621.2HMLYuXgprU
Badger smile.