Autumnwatch cameras head to Mull

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BBC cameras are heading to Mull for this season’s Autumnwatch with presenter Meg McCubbin.

The series returns to BBC2 from Tuesday October 26 with nature notes from across the British Isles.

Meg will be exploring the wildlife have of Mull, while Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are stationed at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk and Gillian Burke is at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

Mull’s famous otters and white-tailed eagles will, nature depending, get a starring role in four nights of live programmes, and Meg will be setting camera traps for otters and discovering how a simple reflector device is saving these animals on the roads.

The show’s camera team are ready to capture the red deer rut and Meg will be getting up close and personal with hedgehogs hoping to release one currently in rehab on the island.

With 300 miles of coastline, Meg will also be uncovering the exciting marine world that surrounds this island. With some exciting footage of glowing ocean animals found around the UK she will also attempt a live experiment to explain the science of bioluminescence.

On top of all of that, show makers hope to share new research about spur dog sharks and the camera team will be out and about to bring viewers footage of divers in
the harbour, songbirds in the woodland and birds of prey on the moorland.

Presenter Iolo Williams will also be sharing his passion for the island in a pre-recorded film, taking viewers on a tour of Mull’s different habitats, sharing his favourite wildlife-viewing spots.

RSPB’s Mull officer Save Sexton has been a fixer for the show, and with raptor expert Justin Grant will help discover the secrets of an old white-tailed eagle nest, playing detective to learn what these birds feed on.