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This review is from: Birdsong: 150 British and Irish birds and their amazing sounds (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've tried to make a short video to show you what you get when you buy this beautiful hardback book.
It's such an obvious idea that I can't imagine why no one came up with it sooner - essentially, it's a book with photos and information about 150 common British birds, but with a clever bonus - at the top of each page there are one or more three-digit codes. By entering this code into the integral player, you can actually hear the song(s) of the bird that interests you.
The player is powered by three AAA batteries (included!) which should last a long time, and can very easily be replaced if necessary.
Everyone who's seen our copy has loved it - even *I* love it, and I'm not a bird-watcher by any stretch of the imagination. But I've already been able to identify several of the bird-songs I hear in my garden each morning!
I received this book free, for review purposes, but having seen and handled it, it's one I personally would have been happy to pay the full rate for.
VERY highly recommended.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2012 14:48:42 BDT
As a PS to this review - I HAVE now paid full price for this, to buy a copy for a friend. It's a great book and a great idea.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2012 20:35:50 BDT
L. H. Healy says:
Thank you for the video review, really helpful, a great idea.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2012 22:32:25 BDT
Thanks - glad you found it helpful!
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 19:34:22 GMT
Your video really helped.Thank you!
Posted on 9 Jan 2014 10:58:46 GMT
I was undecided about buying this book due to the remarks about the sound. Ideally this book seemed to be a far better idea than a bird song CD, which I already have and is not ideal for reasons already mentioned on this site. So thank you for your video with the sound, which seemed to be of a quality as good, if not better than the CD I already possess.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014 11:02:42 GMT
Hi mcf. I didn't read the other reviews, but I'm surprised that anyone had problems with the sound, unless maybe they needed new batteries or something. We've given copies of this to bird-watching friends, and they didn't seem to have any problems. Anyway, thanks for your comment!
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