The BBC Winterwatch series will start live broadcasting from RSPB Arne this evening.

Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Iolo Williams will be broadcasting from the UK's first Super National Nature Reserve throughout this week.

The RSPB site, near Wareham, is a sweeping nature reserve that teems with wildlife. Heathland, woodland, mudflats and wetland meet in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The show will be aired on a nightly basis on BBC Two at 8pm from Tuesday, January, 16 until Friday, January 19.

It will bring live wildlife right from the heart of RSPB Arne which is part of the Purbeck Heaths Super National Nature Reserve.

Stories featuring the diversity of UK wildlife habitats and people passionate about wildlife will also be aired.

Some of the animals we can expect to see on our screens tonight include badgers which will be busying themselves around their setts and RSPB Arne's Sika Deer who will be recovering from their autumn rut exertions.

The 'carcass camera' will hope to pick up the area's resident White-tailed Eagles for a closer look at the pair of birds that have settled in Arne.

Other raptor species such as  Hen Harriers, Short-eared Owls, Goshawks, Marsh Harriers, Peregrines and Merlins could also make an appearance.

Opportunistic scavengers such as ravens and foxes are also likely to make an appearance too.

A close eye will also be kept on Brownsea Island's red squirrel population where camera's are set up to capture their antics.

Gillian Burke, meanwhile, will be reporting from the opposite end of the British Isles, though, as she's in Orkney. The Scottish island is closer to the Arctic Circle and Gillian will showcase some of the wildlife

Winterwatch will be aired from 8pm on Tuesday, January 16.