Tweet Of The Day

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Sinopse

Discover birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a call or song, followed by a story of fascinating ornithology inspired by the sound.

Episódios

  • Satish Kumar and the Peacock

    Satish Kumar and the Peacock

    31/03/2019 Duração: 01min

    Satush Kumar was born in Rajasthan, India, where the Peacock, the Mayura, is a sacred bird and also associated with the monsoon. In India, it is believed that after the long, hot summer peacocks come out and display their bright and vibrant feathers in an extravagant dance to please Indra, the god of rain, before calling to let the rains begin, bringing relief to plants, animals, soils and humans. You can hear more from Satish in the second Tweet of the Week Omnibus editions available on the Radio 4 website. Aside from choosing his personal birds for the Omnibus, Satish's thoughts and teachings reflect in his recent writing on elegant simplicity, something which maybe the western world has become disconnected from, yet nature is all around us. Producer : Andrew Dawes Image : Copyright Resurgence Magazine

  • Satish Kumar on the Blackbird

    Satish Kumar on the Blackbird

    24/03/2019 Duração: 01min

    Peace & environment activist, Satish Kumar has lived in Devon for many years. In his garden he loves hearing the sweet melodious calls from a blackbird singing on a stone wall. You can hear more from Satish in the two Tweet of the Week Omnibus editions available on the Radio 4 website. Including how he met Martin Luther King in America during Satish's 8000 mile walk across the World as a young man, plus from his book Elegant Simplicity on how his and our connection to nature should be a simple one. Producer : Andrew Dawes Picture : Copyright Gregg Dalgllish / Resurgence Magazin

  • Gillian Clarke and the Grey Heron

    Gillian Clarke and the Grey Heron

    17/03/2019 Duração: 01min

    For Welsh poet and playwright Gillian Clarke she has had two close encounters with a grey heron, including the one in her garden reminding her of a Bishop wearing vestments. You can hear more from Gillian in the Tweet of the Week Omnibus available on BBC Sounds Producer : Andrew Dawes

  • Gillian Clarke on the Red Kite

    Gillian Clarke on the Red Kite

    10/03/2019 Duração: 01min

    Welsh poet and playwright Gillian Clarke first saw a red kite in the Welsh mountains as a child, a bird which now has expanded east and now Gillian regularly sees them sky-dancing over Reading while she travels to London on the train. You can hear more from Gillian in her Tweet of the Week omnibus, available as a download from the website, or on BBC Sounds Producer : Andrew Dawes

  • Geoff Samples Duponts Lark

    Geoff Samples Dupont's Lark

    03/03/2019 Duração: 01min

    For wildlife sound recordist Geoff Sample the strange sound of Dupont's lark is something of an enigma, as despite recording half a dozen birds he has never actually seen one. You can hear more from Geoff in his Tweet of the Week omnibus, available as a download from the website, or on BBC Sounds Producer : Andrew Dawes

  • Geoff Samples Orphean Warbler

    Geoff Sample's Orphean Warbler

    24/02/2019 Duração: 01min

    For wildlife sound recordist Geoff Sample hearing the jazz like notes of the Orphean warbler on the island of Lesvos reminds me of the legend of how the bird got its name. All this week Geoff will be selecting his bird species from the Tweet of the Day archive which can be heard again on the Tweet of the Week Omnibus. Producer : Andrew Dawes

  • Dominic Couzens on the Goldfinch

    Dominic Couzens on the Goldfinch

    17/02/2019 Duração: 01min

    Natural history writer, speaker and Natural history writer, speaker and tour leader Dominic Couzens is at the helm this week for Tweet of the Day. For Dominic the impeccably turned out goldfinch is the avian glitterati, bird royalty, star quality on the feeders. Yet it was an encounter with 400 goldfinch feeding on thistle seed heads which captivated Dominic. You can hear more from Dominic in his Tweet of the Week omnibus available on the Radio 4 website or via BBC Sounds. Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Dominic Couzens on the Moorhen

    Dominic Couzens on the Moorhen

    10/02/2019 Duração: 01min

    Natural history writer, speaker and tour leader Dominic Couzens is in the chair this week for Tweet of the Day. Taking a break from his worldwide travels, Dominic recounts why the moorhen is a comical bird which can hold a few surprises that's no laughing matter. You can hear more from Dominic in his Tweet of the Week omnibus available on the Radio 4 website or via BBC Sounds. Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Trudie Goodwin on the Hoopoe

    Trudie Goodwin on the Hoopoe

    03/02/2019 Duração: 01min

    For many, actress Trudie Goodwin is 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 love of bird watching. At the age of ten she was given the Collins Book of British Birds, which on a well thumbed page contained occasional accidental migrants which could be found in Britain, including the hoopoe. It was not until much later in life that she finally managed to see this bird, while on holiday in Portugal. You can hear more from Trudie in her Tweet of the Week omnibus available on the Radio 4 website Producer: Andrew Dawes

  • Trudie Goodwin on the Carib Grackle

    Trudie Goodwin on the Carib Grackle

    27/01/2019 Duração: 01min

    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

  • Kirsty Oswalds Robin

    Kirsty Oswald's Robin

    20/01/2019 Duração: 01min

    For actress Kirsty Oswald, an appreciation of nature has always been a family affair. In this episode of Tweet, she explains how it was her Uncle who sparked her fascination with the natural world, and what the significance of the robin's place in Irish folklore means to her. Producer Elliott Prince

  • Kirsty Oswalds Bird Watching Feat

    Kirsty Oswald's Bird Watching Feat

    13/01/2019 Duração: 01min

    Actress Kirsty Oswald has embarked on an ambitious bird-watching feat; over the course of a year, she plans to spot 100 different species of bird in the British Isles. In this episode of Tweet of the Day, she explains how a serendipitous walk led to her undertaking such a task, and how enthusiasm, enjoyment and a love of walking can be more fortuitous than formal ornithological knowledge. Producer: Elliott Prince

  • Rachel Unthanks Magpie

    Rachel Unthank's Magpie

    06/01/2019 Duração: 01min

    For Rachel Unthank a lifetime interest in the magpie provides inspiration for this Tweet of the Day. Along with her sister Becky, Rachel is part of the family affair The Unthanks from the North East of England. As one of the leading exponents of traditional music The Unthanks are equally at home playing to Tyneside folk club one night, 2000 Londoners the next before inspiring the next generation of songwriters at a primary school. They see their work as delivering an oral history for the modern audience. Which is perfect for Tweet of the Day, as Rachel recalls how her son drew her a special button to represent a magpie, and why offering an old lady a lift may inspire some deep held beliefs on the role of magpies in bringing bad luck as they cross your path.. You can hear more from Rachel in her Tweet of the Week podcast, downloadable from BBC Sounds Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Becky Unthanks Wren

    Becky Unthank's Wren

    30/12/2018 Duração: 01min

    For Becky Unthank her interest in birds goes beyond just watching them while out in the countryside, as she has recently named her son wren to reflect her love of the natural world. Along with her sister Rachel who will present her own Tweet of the Day next week, The Unthanks is a family affair from the North East of England. As one of the leading exponents of traditional music they have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and represent the only British folk group in the The Guardian's and Uncut's best albums of last decade. Categorizing their music is difficult, but The Unthanks see their work and songs as less a style of music and more delivering an oral history for the modern audience. Which is perfect for Tweet of the Day, as Becky Unthank recalls how her son was named wren and also how she has been inspired by the story of the King of the Birds. You can hear more from Becky in her Tweet of the Week podcast, downloadable from BBC Sounds Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Monty Don Swallows Return

    Monty Don Swallows Return

    23/12/2018 Duração: 01min

    For writer, gardener and TV presenter Monty Don, swallows are as central to his garden as any plant. Their return to the garden in April brings a soaring familiarity of song, which when they depart in September leaves the skies above silent and empty, and for Monty a feeling of loss and longing for their return after the long winter months. Monty Don takes over the Tweet of the Day output this week with a selection of seasonally relevant episodes by Sir David Attenborough. Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Monty Dons Fieldfare Season

    Monty Don's Fieldfare Season

    16/12/2018 Duração: 01min

    For writer, gardener and TV presenter Monty Don, the changing seasons herald different sounds and atmospheres in the garden. In autumn as the leaves begin to fall, the arrival of flocks of fieldfares from the north of Europe are as much a part of the garden in winter as are summer migrants during the long days of June. A mixture of truculence and shyness, everything about fieldfares is harsh or jerky, but for Monty he likes them. Monty Don takes over the Tweet of the Day output this week with a selection of episodes by Sir David Attenborough. Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Brian Briggs and the Chaffinch Song

    Brian Briggs and the Chaffinch Song

    09/12/2018 Duração: 01min

    Former Stornoway band member Brian Briggs, returns for a second week curating the Tweet of the Day output, with a story of how the chaffinch song was the first he recognised. Brian, now a reserve manager at the Wetlands and Wildlife Trust's Llanelli Wetland Centre, remembers how his first job as an ecologist at Oxford's Wytham Woods ignited his journey into learning the language of birds throughout the seasons. You can hear more from Brian in the Tweet of the Week Ombibus, available on the Radio 4 website and on BBC Sounds Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Brian Briggs Shearwater Takeover

    Brian Briggs Shearwater Takeover

    02/12/2018 Duração: 01min

    Brian Briggs, former singer, lyricist, and guitarist with the band Stornoway, takes over the Tweet of the Day output this week. Brian who has had a lifelong passion for the natural world and birding, even completed a PhD on ducks. Stornoway, who's third album Bronxie (the colloquial name for the arctic skua) finally disbanded in 2017, allowing Brian to convert his hobby and long standing love affair with birds into a career. He is now is the reserve manager of the Wetlands and Wildlife Trust's Llanelli Wetland Centre. With a lifetime of bird knowledge, Brian recalls the other-worldly sound of Manx Shearwaters, calling from their burrows on the island of Skomer in west Wales, the largest known concentration of these birds in the world. You can hear more from Brian in the Tweet of the Week Omnibus, available on the Radio 4 website and on BBC Sounds Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Carry Akroyd and the Snipe

    Carry Akroyd and the Snipe

    25/11/2018 Duração: 01min

    Although Carry Akroyd, who is is President of the John Clare Society, grew up in the countryside, as a child she was never shown or taught anything of the natural world around her. It was not until adulthood that a revelatory moment occurred. Walking one day in Wicken Fen, that she heard an unfamiliar noise above her, which she discovered was the drumming flight of an overhead snipe, a bird whose long bill the peasant poet John Clare described as "...of rude unseemly length" . Carry has chosen 5 episodes from the back catalogue to share with you, which you can hear Monday to Friday and in the Tweet of the Week Omnibus. Producer Andrew Dawes

  • Carry Akroyd Black and White Birds

    Carry Akroyd Black and White Birds

    18/11/2018 Duração: 01min

    Calling herself a bird noticer rather than a bird watcher, for painter and print maker Carry Akroyd birds are part of the landscape she connects to for her work. Carry illustrated the Tweet of the Day British Birds book in 2013, where she began noticing birds of a single bold colour; black, white, or even black and white. Carry has chosen 5 episodes from the back catalogue which you can hear Monday to Friday and in the Tweet of the Week Omnibus. Producer Andrew Dawes

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