FREE CD & POSTER.
A Mooney Goes Wild exclusive for the RTÉ Guide to be
published on the 25th January 2006
Following on from the success of our Dawn Chorus CD and Poster, Mooney Goes
Wild and the RTÉ Guide are joining forces once again to bring you WADERS
Waders are birds which frequent wetlands. They often have long beaks and
correspondingly long legs. They wade in shallow water and are pushed back
and forth by the tide. The Oystercatcher is one of our commonest waders and
its piping call is a familiar sound of the seaside. 'Iasacht an roilligh don
bhfaolóig', the Oystercatcher's loan to the seagull, meant a loan which was
never repaid. The Oystercatcher lent its swimming togs to the gull. But the
gull never gave the togs back, so the poor Oystercatcher can't enter the
water and has to remain on the shore.
Ever since, the Oystercatcher keeps
calling 'bi glic, bi glic', meaning 'be smart', 'don't be fooled'; once
bitten twice shy! Actually, Oystercatchers can swim and staying out of the
water is not just an oystercatcher thing. Very few waders ever go swimming.
|RTÉ Guide, Wednesday 25th January 2006|
To learn more about our 'wonderful waders' get your free CD and Poster in
the RTÉ Guide, Wednesday 25th January 2006.
To ensure availability it is advisable to place an advance order with your local newsagent as soon as possible. For schools/groups it is also recommended to place an advance order for multiple copies.
Mooney Goes Wild - Wonderful Waders
Saturday 28th January 2006
9 - 10AM RTÉ Radio 1
MW (567 kHz) and LW 252.
10 - 11AM RTÉ Radio 1
FM (88.5 - 89), MW (567 kHz) and LW 252.
Listen to the programme.