Nature on One: Irelands Wild People

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    Nature on One Sunday 30 June 2013

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    Episode 9 Birdsong

    Why do birds sing and what does it mean to us humans?

    Colin Stafford Johnson explores that wildlife sound we often take for granted – birdsong. At the Devil’s Glen in Co. Wicklow, he meets up with Animal Behaviour expert and Head of the Zoology Department in Trinity College Dublin, Dr Nicola Marples, to ask her why birds sing, and how they learn their tunes. Colin also travels west to meet with Gordon Darcy, Natural History author, artist and environmental educator, to discuss what birdsong might mean for human beings and how it may enrich our lives, whether or not we recognise it.

    Location: Devil’s Glen, Co. Wicklow

    Contributors: Dr Nicola Marples, Lloyd Buck, Gordon Darcy

     

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    Birdsong

    Colin Stafford Johnson explores that wildlife sound we often take for granted - birdsong.

    About The Show

    This second season is a six part radio documentary series sees Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson turn his talents to radio. 

    Produced by Juanita Browne and John Davis for Crossing the Line. This is an Independent Production for RTÉ and was part-funded by the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme.

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