Speaker: Rudkin, Philip, 1936 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Warranty Officer at Garage
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Briefly describes childhood interest in jackdaws. After various jobs joined Rutland Natural History Society (RNHS). John Stapleton introduced him to recording bird song. Joined Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS). Favourites for recording were warblers, grassphoppers and crickets. Purchased own recording equipment and discusses why he chose particular types. Talks about reasons for equipment such as different microphones for frogs. Outlines development of recording equipment. Comments on White Throat population and Kestrel survey for British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Chronicles the loss and changes to natural habitats in the East Midlands region. Favourite recordings are natterjack toads, woodpeckers, red dear on Grimsthorpe estate and grey seals at Donner Nook, Lincs. Recalls contacts with a number of sound recordists and media personalities in the BBC. Briefly explains bat detecting. Talks about work as tutor for the Workers Education Association (WEA). Recalls winning award at the British Amateur Tape Recording Competition for a documentary.
Place of birth: Stamford
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Lincolnshire
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 17/8/2007
Playing time: 1 h 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
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