Join us for Winterwatch 2022, as we visit Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, where thermal cameras reveal animal antics after dark. Witness eagles and otters on the Isle of Mull, and watch events unfold at WWT Castle Espie in Northern Ireland, where swathes of winter waders are seeing out the season.
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The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
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