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Trudie Goodwin on the Carib Grackle

Actress and keen birdwatcher Trudie Goodwin fell in love with the carib grackle's song.

Trudie Goodwin is probably best known for her television roles as Sergeant June Ackland in The Bill and latterly in Emmerdale. But during all that time Trudie has possessed a lifelong interest in birds and bird watching. It was while on holiday in the Caribbean that Trudie first heard the call of the male carib grackle, a tropical blackbird. And she fell in love with this noisy, curious and intelligent bird so much she'd have loved to bring one home with her after the holiday.

You can hear more from Trudie in her Tweet of the Week omnibus available on the Radio 4 website

Producer : Andrew Dawes

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