Most of you will already know that BBC Springwatch is based at Minsmere this year. At the media launch, Minsmere Site Manager, Adam Rowlands, talked about the exceptional range of wildlife, both widespread and rare, found here due to the wide variety of habitats available including sea, beach and dunes, reedbeds, ditches, open shallow waters, woodland, heath and grassland.

Chris Packham spoke about some of the technical challenges involved in getting cameras and cables into place in reedbeds and the huge amount of preparation involved in producing the programme. The BBC ‘Village’ at Minsmere is home to around 100 people involved in all aspects of the production.

Springwatch returns to BBC Two at 8pm on Monday to Thursday from 26 May to 12 June.