PARTRIDGES IN PEAR TREES
The 12 Tweets of Christmas RADIO BBC Radio 4 Starts 18 December: weekdays 5:58am; Sundays 08:58am
As thoughts turn to crackling fires and jingling bells, BBC Radio 4 offers a Chrismassy take on the much loved series Tweet of the Day. Based on that most festive of songs, The Twelve Days of Christmas, avian offerings to listen out for include the French partridge and goldfinch. As ever, this is a series for early risers, but if the dark winter mornings are too much, you can catch up with the podcast repeats online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4.
Five go-old finches!