Well, the day for the first live broadcast has finally arrived. The reserve Visitor Centre now has a live link to some of the cameras and we are able to show live pictures from the heronry, a buzzard nest, redstarts in a nest box and our barn owls with four chicks. A plethora of volunteers means we are also able to show to our visitors some of the wildlife around the reserve with timed guided springwatch walks, lots of childrens activities like pond dipping and mini-beast hunts and a craft activities tent. The weather so far has not been ideal with some heavy rain and showers so the expected influx of visitors due to the springwatch programme has yet to materialise. Once the first programme goes out I am sure the numbers will increase hugely and we have contingency plans in place, such as an overflow car park, to cope with the rush. Our Massey Ferguson tractor, along with some old tractor tyres, has been parked near to the tractor shed (the studio location) as a visual prop and we are all excited and keen to view the first programme. Fingers are crossed that it all goes to plan.
I've asked on a number of threads forums and twitter, when are we going to have live pictures of the Little Egrets.