Musician and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Lifestyle, 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 Lifestyle, 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.
Tom began his birdwatching habit spotting a Little Egret at Rudyard Lake, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. His hobby has become a lifestyle, leading to strong friendships with groups of people from completely different backgrounds.
Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions
Photographer: Nick Appleton.