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Our favourite nature live streams

If, like us, you’re missing watching birds in the wild, seeing spring unfold and cooing over baby animals, we’ve picked out four of our favourite nature live streams so you can get your spring fix from the sofa.


Childhood favourite (anyone remember The Really Wild Show?), wildlife presenter and conservationist, Chris Packham, is hosting a Springwatch of sorts with his stepdaughter, zoologist Megan McCubbin and guests, live from the New Forest. Tune into his social channels at 9am on weekdays to spot Ospreys, cuckoos and slow-mo poodles. The duo have also started a Self-Isolating Bird Club where you can share your own sightings. Find #WildMorningswithChris on Facebook or Twitter.

Babysitting with Backshall

Who better to navigate curious minds through nature than Steve Backshall? His weekly wildlife Q&A sessions on Wednesdays at 9.30am, bring live badger sets, foxes, swans and answers to your burning wildlife questions from his home on the Thames, or looks after the kids for 30 minutes whilst you have a cup of tea. Watch live on Steve Backshall’s YouTube Channel.

Wild webcams

If you crave live action you can work your way round the wildlife of the British Isles with The Wildlife Trust's live webcams. Puffin fanciers can tune into the daily happenings on the isle of Burhou, watch Badgers in Essex or tune into the comings and goings of the peregrine falcons at Nottingham Trent University. Take your pick here, its addictive viewing.

Lamb cams

Everyone loves a fluffy lamb and we’re slap bang in the middle of lambing season so it’s the ideal time to watch newborns take their first wobbly steps or frolic in the meadows. Watch rare breeds in the fields of Marlfield Farm, on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire or log in to the livestream from the barn at Walby Farm Park, Cumbria or the National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire for the newest arrivals.

Our owners are getting involved too! As part of Go Rural Scotland's rural lambathon, Boutique Farm Bothies are hosting a 30-minute takeover on Tuesday 21st April at 2pm. Join in on Go Rural Scotland's Facebook page.

And donkeys

Not strictly wildlife but who doesn’t love watching donkeys? The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon has not one, but seven webcams dedicated to following these humble animals and their daily routines. From miniature herds and gentle giants to best friends Mille and Jump, the lockdown hours will fly by. Get your donkey fix here.

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