Tweet of the Day

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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.

totd: Wood Warbler May 9, 2013
Their song has been described as "a spinning coin on a marble slab" and you're most likely to hear this chorister in oak or beech wood. Written by Brett Westwood. Produced by Sarah Blunt....
totd: Swift May 8, 2013
Swifts live in the sky, feeding, mating and sleeping on the wing. Their feet are so reduced they cannot stand particularly well on land, only the near vertical surfaces on which they build their nest. Written by Brett Westwood. Produced by Sarah...
totd: Song Thrush May 7, 2013
The male's song in the dawn chorus includes a repertoire of over a hundred different phrases making it one of the richest songs of any British Bird. Written by Brett Westwood. Produced by Sarah Blunt...
totd: Cuckoo (Male) May 6, 2013
After spending winter in Africa, the migratory urge propels the Cuckoos northwards. And for many of us their return is a welcome sign that spring is well and truly here. Written by Brett Westwood. Produced by Sarah Blunt....
totd: Welcome April 25, 2013
Welcome to Tweet of the Day by Radio 4....