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Norfolk delight for Springwatch
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Chris and Kate talk about the new series of Springwatch at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in north Norfolk

Kate Humble and Chris Packham have spoken of their delight at the return of BBC Springwatch to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in north Norfolk.

The Springwatch team will descend on the reserve for three weeks in May.

"Pensthorpe really gave us a new range of species to look at last year," said Kate, who presented alongside Bill Oddie at Pensthorpe in 2008.

"There are a great diversity of habitats, which means a great variety of species," said Chris Packham.

The former Really Wild Show presenter, Chris Packham, is the latest addition to the Springwatch team after Bill Oddie quit the show in January 2009.

He happily admits he's looking forward to Springwatch and spending some time in Norfolk.

"It's very picturesque, beautifully managed and everyone seems very happy to have us here. It ticks all the boxes for me," he said.

On Saturday, 2 May 2009 it was revealed he is also to be the patron of the Wicken Fen Vision, a scheme to create a 53 sq km (32.9 sq mile) nature reserve from the existing Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire.

BBC Springwatch comes live from the Norfolk reserve for the second year running, after moving from Fishleigh Estate in Devon where it had spent four years, from 2004 - 2007.

"It's nice to come somewhere new, and for us to look at some new species that we weren't able to see in Devon," said Kate.

Springwatch 2009 will be live on BBC 2 from Monday, 25 May, 2009, for three weeks.





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