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Seasons

Episode 3 of 5

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Seasons, 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 Seasons, 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 how he has been affected by the sounds of birds and by his observations of their astonishing annual migratory journeys. 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 describes how autumn only truly begins for him when skeins of Pink-footed Geese fly over his Pennine home and signal the change in light, foreshadowing shortening days, conkers and falling leaves.

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

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Wed 9 May 2018 22:45

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