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Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games are in a new location this year – RSPB Arne in Dorset, which is the most biodiverse region in the UK, offering outstanding beauty and stunning wildlife.

Live moles captured on camera, reports from Squirrel Island, tracking badgers, swarming bats, the rarely spotted ladybird spider and follow-up films on the golden eagle chick from Springwatch – which viewers will get the chance to name – are all set to delight.

But our prediction for the star of the show, which airs from Monday to Thursday, is the spoonbill, which will have Mr Packham rubbing his thighs in glee…