Bird Sounds In Close-Up (1969)
18/12/2009, 20:48
Filed under: 60's, 70's, Bird Sounds, Sound Effects | Tags: , , ,

Nice field recordings of singing birds by Victor C. Lewis. The record also introduces the listener to some of the other sounds which go to make up the vocabulary of birds. It comes with a leaflet explaining not only the bird, month and year of the recordings but also the equipment used to do so.

It’s devided in four sections: Farm & Homestead, Open Countryside, Woodland & Copse and Gravel Pit & Marshland.

Here’s a preview:

Here’s the record (52mb)

The “track” list:

Side One:
Band 1. (Farm & Homestead)

  • Robin
  • Song Thrush
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • House Sparrow
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Swallow
  • Starling


Band 2. (Open Countryside)
  • Skylark
  • Woodlark
  • Tree Pipit
  • Curlew
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Yellowhammer
  • Linnet
  • Corn Bunting
  • Cirl Bunting
  • Dartford Warbler
Side Two:
Band 1. (Woodland & Copse)
  • Nightingale
  • Jackdaw
  • Garden Warbler
  • Willow Tit
  • Sparrow Hawk
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Wren
  • Goldcrest
  • Hobby
Band 2. (Gravel Pit & Marshlands)
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Reed Warbler
  • Kingfisher
  • Sand Martin
  • Little Grebe
  • Reed Bunting
  • Marsh Warbler

8 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Thank you for this LP. These bird calls are excellently recorded. Cool cover too. Happy holidays to you.

Comment by grey calx

good to hear! If you want the ‘track’ list of the recorded birds, let me know, I can send you a copy.
Happy holidays!

Comment by echslectir

A track list would be great. Thank you.

Comment by grey calx

I’ve added the tracklist at the end of the post. Enjoy! :)

Comment by echslectir

Were there ever any teach-your-parrot-to-speak records in Dutch? (There have been several in English.)

Comment by KL in NYC

Woa! No, not that I know of, that sounds awesome! Man, I want one!!!

Comment by echslectir

One Teach-Your-Bird-To-Talk LP is at Grey Calx’s site (He has a link to your site and he left the first comment on this post). His LP is by Louise Egolf.
WFMU ( has a range of “bird” records (which are difficult to search for using their search engine). The easiest one to find is probably “Train Your Bird In Stereo” by Henry J Bates & Robert L Busenbark — I don’t know if it makes the parrot talk in stereo.
The obvious warning about these LPs is that they are repetitive.

Comment by KL in NYC

Thanks! I know Grey’s sites and WFMU. Love their collections, I visit them often but never got to listening all the posts :)

Comment by echslectir

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: