BBC Northern Ireland’s Wild Week Live team have been busy preparing for a week-long broadcast event coming live from WWT Castle Espie.
Starting tonight at 7pm (Monday 23 May), four half hour programmes celebrating the rich wildlife in Northern Ireland will be broadcast live from the centre, culminating in an hour long special on Friday night.
Presented by Donna Traynor and Darryl Grimason, Wild Week Live will feature badgers, bats, foxes, starlings, pine martins, and red kits, and a whole host of people with a passion for wildlife, including Castle Espie’s very own Grounds and Reserve Manager, Kerry Mackie, plus Castle Espie volunteers: birding expert, Dot Blakely and wildlife artist, Lorna Hamilton.
A number of webcams have been set up at Castle Espie in nest boxes and in incubators in the centre’s duckery area beaming rare footage of hatching chicks direct from the centre onto the BBC Wild Week Live website.
Below you can see behind-the-scenes pictures of the team setting up for the week’s first live broadcast!