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Sounds of the British Library

pierre_pierre
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Sounds of the British Library

The British library have opened up their Sound Archive to the general public, it has Dialects, old speeches, Jazz, Clasical and lots more, its at http://sounds.bl.uk  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Who is this website for?
    * Academics, teachers, learners and researchers working in HE and FE in the UK...
Other users are welcome to browse the site and listen to recordings in the sections indicated above but, owing to copyright restrictions, will be unable to play the sound recordings in the majority of sections.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sounds of the British Library

its a case of suckit and see, I had a short browse the open section and it is a lot Smiley
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When I saw the title, I immediately thought of the famous competition in the New Statesman many years ago which asked for suggestions for misleading advice to foreign visitors to Britain.
One of them was "Don't forget to try the famous echo in the British Museum Reading Room"  Grin
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The first thing I went to listen to turned out to be one I'm not licensed for! A recording of a Cuckoo  Roll eyes Clearly I must be one of them.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sounds of the British Library

try here my old mate Cuckoo
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I really should have had the RSPB on my Bookmarks/Favorites, I thought I did, anyway, thanks pierre, it sounds just like I remember  Crazy
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On the subject of bird song, I would love to be one of those people who say 'ah - listen to the sound of the ...........(whatever bird it is)'.
I can't tell one from another - it would be very nice to be able to identify them, especially when I am walking through the woods with the dogs.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sounds of the British Library

try the link above for the Cuckoo, all the rest are there.
And for the Higorant, some people hear a Collard Dove and think that they have heard a cuckoo, they should not be here just yet, both are compared on the above web site

Edit corrected the bird
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Don't talk to me about collared doves, or [censored] jackdaws  Angry
pierre_pierre
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re the Cuckoo I found it in the BL library and it played, about five variety from different parts of the country
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I heard something on the news last night about their declining numbers.
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Quite an unpleasant species they are too as the news pointed out this morning.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Sounds of the British Library

yup, this is another source http://www.bto.org/