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Does what it says on the tin.
on 20 April 2009
This is the definitive CD of bird noises, and covers all 175 species encountered in the UK. The quality of the recordings is very good, as one would expect from a British Library badged product, and as an aid to aural identification this is a useful resource, with each species separated into discrete tracks. Each track is introduced verbally by a gentleman who sounds like he'd really rather have been doing something else than voice tagging bird noises, but his diction is crystal clear and accentless. It's a 2 CD set, with passerines on one CD, and non-passerines on the other.
Not really one for the dinner party or the individual wanting to relax to the sound of birdsong, but peerless as a reference resource. I find I'm now wandering round my local area and managing to pick out individual species much more clearly.