Mooney Goes Wild Friday 28 June 2013

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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Today on Mooney....

We discover one man's remarkable approach to explaining swarm behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

Philip McCabe has returned from Munster, in Germany, where Europe's most promising teenage beekeepers have just converged.

And, Katriona McFadden discovers Ireland's budding David Attenboroughs: primary schoolchildren making their own wildlife documentaries!

Love Locks Listeners Pic's

Listener John Quinn sent us in of the bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral Paris.

Swarms

Swarms

Professor Iain Couzin explains swarming behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

Batman Theme Tune Performed By Actaul Bats.

Batman Theme Tune Performed By Actaul Bats.

You all know the theme to the 1960s iconic Batman series written by Neal Hefti and performed by Nelson Riddle Orchestra. It's now been interpreted by arranger Ulrich Seidel using the sound of actul bats and you can here it now. Click the listen link to hear it!

Nest Watch 2013 Kestrals

Nest Watch 2013 Kestrals

John Lusby from Bird Watch Ireland gives an update on the Kestrals from a farm in Kildare.

School Making Wildlife Documentaries

School Making Wildlife Documentaries

In the last couple of hours 1000s of primary school children have waved bye bye to their schoolroom for the summer, but before one school finished they took the trouble to write to us telling us about the wildlife projects they have been studying this year and sending us two DVDs which turned out to be wild life documentaries. Intrigued by this Katriona Mc Fadden went off to meet them... 

Bees

Bees

Philip McCabe Public relations Office with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations and President of the European Commission for Apimondia and young Bee-Keeper and student at Banagher Secondary School in Offaly answer the listeners bee questions.

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