To catch the dawn chorus, you have to be an early riser and Roger's been doing just that for thirty years ...
It's cold, dark, windy and very, very early in the morning, but Roger's been sitting in his Land Rover for quite a while already, listening for the first stirrings of the dawn chorus.
Roger recording at Ennerdale
In recording the dawn chorus for thirty years, Roger has heard many changes; from the decline of species such as the wood warbler and thrushes, to the rise of the collared dove, but the biggest change has been the noise created by man, from farmers quad bikes to transatlantic aeroplanes.
And what do Roger's family think of his early morning exploits?
*Roger's wife says she cannot remember Roger ever bringing her breakfast in bed, which Roger puts down to her selective memory!
last updated: 21/04/2008 at 12:21