One swallow doesn't make a summer but it comes close: Brett Westwood explores a much-loved and inspirational bird whose own definition of happiness is a field of cow dung.
One swallow doesn't make a summer but it comes close: Brett Westwood explores a much loved and inspirational bird whose own definition of happiness is a field of cow dung. Mark Cocker is in one such field in Derbyshire; Anders Pape Moller catches breeding swallows in a cow byre in Jutland; Angela Turner tells stories of how we've adored and exploited swallows, Anthony Roberts and Ellie Ness lead a swallow ringing on the Isle of Wight and we hear from Katrina Bradley as she watches swallows in the Nigerian village of Ibaken. Producer: Tom Bonnett.
In 2016, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of East Anglia, where he has recently placed his archive.
Professor Anders Pape Moller
Anthony Roberts and Ellie Ness
He leads a bird ringing group at the Manor where he first taught Ellie Ness to ring birds. Ellie is now an A-licensed bird ringer too and, as we hear, a deft hand when it comes to working with swallows.