The One Show comes to Tollesbury Wick

Friday 9th February 2018

Jonathan Smith and Mike DilgerJonathan Smith and Mike Dilger

Late last year, Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve got a visit from BBC The One Show to see the amazing array of wintering wildfowl and raptors that call this beautiful reserve their home.

Presenter Mike Dilger, known for his work with The One Show and Inside Out, was guided around the creek systems of Tollesbury by Jonathan Smith, warden of Essex Wildlife Trust Tollesbury Wick, a few weeks before he retired. Kayaking around the creek systems, they got amazing views of wintering bird flocks.

"This was my best ever experience of wildfowl and waders!" Mike Dilger 

Afterwards, Jonathan took Mike to Tollesbury Wick nature reserve to spot some raptors, and they were in luck. Not only did they get a great shot of a Barn Owl with prey, they also saw Marsh Harriers and Peregrine Falcons too!

If you missed out on watching it on Tuesday 6th February, don't worry - the show will be available on Iplayer until the 8th March. 

You can watch it here at: (watch from 23 minutes and 55 seconds in).