Cables and cameras

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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Ynys-hir

Cables and cameras

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More springwatch preparations today with generators arriving, cables laid to some of the wildlife hubs and microphones set up near the heronry. The duct and fibre optic cable has been laid to the Visitor Centre from the Studio location and we will hopefully be getting these connected early next week. This will allow us to show some of the springwatch live web-cams onto a television screen recently installed in the Centre. Keen-eyed staff are looking out for late nests close to the wildlife hubs and we should have a good variety of bird species with young when the live filming starts. Some species are a bit trickier, having reared young already, but we have fingers crossed for a late pied flycatcher or redstart. The production village, set up on a nearby farmer's field, is growing with marquees, caravans and cabins. Work on the Studio nears completion. The programme is slowly drawing closer and our excitement is building. Only ten days to go! 

  • Hello Mimi,

    If you adress the e-mail to russell.jones@rspb.org.uk then I may be able to forward it to the relevant person on the springwatch team.

  • Hi Russell

    I really hope you can help, I have a strange question, but thought you might have a suggestion as you seem to be at Ynys-Hir. I am wanting to contact the Springwatch team before filming starts. I have the names of who to contact but any addresses seem to be for their bristol unit.. which seems silly to write there when most of the team must be at Ynys-hir... I have been unlucky in even finding a email address as these seem to only appear once filming starts. I am just wondering if you have any suggestions... do you think I could addess it c/o ynys-hir reserve?

    sorry for the random question!

  • Sounds great! I manage a 265 acre parkland estate in Hampshire, which has a large lake, home to freshwater mussels, cormorants, Canada and Greylag Geese and other wildfowl. We have a breeding pond of Great Crested Newts, various species of bats, a herd of White Fallow, one of only three in the country, which are managed. Otters, mink, Red Kite, buzzards, Little Owls and Tawny Owls and  home to the Police Staff College at Bramshill. Would love you to visit some time if you are able to see this special place. Did I mention the Grade 1 listed Jacobean mansion and the Grade 2* listed landscape!