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Adventure

Episode 2 of 5

Musician and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Adventure, the next in his series of essays on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers - a very British obsession.

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Adventure, the next in his series of essays on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers the ways in which he has been affected by the sounds of birds and their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

Tom discusses 'sea-watching' in Cornwall: a form of Zen-birding in which days can be spent gazing through a telescope and seeing very little. He reflects on the spectacular and nonsensical migration of Sooty Shearwaters.

Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions
Photographer: Nick Appleton.

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Tue 8 May 2018 22:45

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