A Field Guide to Bird Songs (H-M, 1959)

When you woke up this morning, was your first thought something like "if I could only find four sides of non-stop recordings of nearly every bird in the world, singing, squawking, and screeching away, my life would be complete"???
Well, if you are that person (and notice I use the singular term, "person"), then you are exactly in the right place.  And let me be the first to congratulate you on completing your life! You must feel so lucky.

Also, just know that I am as confused as you must be as to why I would buy this, convert it, and post it.  I  have no good answers.
Only questions...like, why is the poor puffin beheaded?? There's even strings hanging down. Eww!
This 2-record set could be the soundtrack to an Audobon Society convention of some sort, but I prefer to think of it as an audio book...only in this case, the book looks more like this:

Also, if you own a parrot or parakeet, you can burn a disc, set it to repeat, and leave for the day.  It's like Rosetta Stone for birds! Just wait for the fun to ensue!


KL from NYC said...

I first found your blog when you posted special animal call records that required a special record player used by hunters. Now this. And you find these in local thrift shops? Where do you live?
Although I don't know any bird watchers, I'm sure there are some who would kill for this set.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

I'm in the Southern U.S., and I guess there are a lot of hunters here, but it's true, I find some bizarro stuff...unfortunately, most of the vinyl I go through, and I mean 98% of it, is gospel, Christmas albums, classical, and occasional schmaltzy, cat-lady Big Band.
But every now and then, a diamond among the dung!