Bringing music to the world
So much in nature is so beautiful to watch, so beautiful in appearance and fascinating in its behaviour. But close your eyes and bar the humming of bees and chirruping of grasshoppers, there is one group that stands out for the sounds they make. Birds bring music to the world, and have done so from long before humans realised the power of song.
A lifelong passion
I’ve been fortunate enough to hear a multitude of birds in what has been a lifelong fascination for me. The passion started early, for my parents enjoyed nature and walks in the countryside, and my dad was the volunteer warden of a woodland nature reserve that had a small population of nightingales. I remember accompanying him as he led guided walks for the public who would come in their droves to fall under the spells of this famous songster. No wonder I became so struck with the wonder of it all.