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HUDSON, W.H.: Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)

William Henry Hudson was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Though born in Argentina, Hudson came to England in 1874, where he remained until his death in 1922. Absorbed by nature, and in particular by the lives and activities of birds, his acute observations on wildlife led to some charming books which helped establish the pastime of bird watching. Birds in Town and Village is one of his classics. It is a truly engaging rumination on birds, as he watched them go about their daily lives. It is unfailingly charming, and read with an easy, relaxed tone by Neville Jason.



Disc 1

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:03:05
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Birds in Town and Village 00:05:51
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:07:03
4.   Play with flash player On my second day at the village it happened to be raining… 00:07:55
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:09:50
6.   Play with flash player All these corvine birds, which the gamekeeper pursues… 00:07:00
7.   Play with flash player One of the first birds I went out to seek… 00:07:25
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:07:46
9.   Play with flash player The unsullied beauty and solitariness of this spot… 00:07:00
10.   Play with flash player The tree - pipit has a comparatively short song… 00:04:22
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:05:03
12.   Play with flash player But where, during the days when the vociferous cuckoo… 00:07:08


Disc 2

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At length during this period there occurred an event… 00:08:48
2.   Play with flash player Later on I saw it again on half - a - dozen occasions… 00:11:12
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:06:42
4.   Play with flash player All those birds that had finished rearing their young… 00:09:02
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:08:54
6.   Play with flash player To return to my experience on the common. 00:08:30
7.   Play with flash player As all or most singing birds learn their songs… 00:03:37
8.   Play with flash player The most curious example of mimicry I have yet met with… 00:07:30
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:07:07
10.   Play with flash player What I have just said, that the peculiar instinct… 00:07:23


Disc 3

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player I will conclude this digression and dissertation… 00:04:18
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:07:22
3.   Play with flash player My colloquy with my enemy on the common… 00:08:50
4.   Play with flash player It is true that the local authorities in some country towns… 00:08:02
5.   Play with flash player How falsely does that man see Nature… 00:06:13
6.   Play with flash player It is the same in death from cold. 00:06:50
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:05:36
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:06:19
9.   Play with flash player One morning in July I was in my sitting - room… 00:05:00
10.   Play with flash player Exotic Birds for Britain 00:09:48
11.   Play with flash player That these large kinds thrive so well with us… 00:09:18


Disc 4

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player There is another point which should not be overlooked. 00:07:27
2.   Play with flash player When considering the character of our bird population… 00:09:13
3.   Play with flash player There is one objection some may make to the scheme… 00:08:23
4.   Play with flash player Moorhens in Hyde Park 00:07:24
5.   Play with flash player Such a fact as this – and numberless facts just as significant… 00:06:39
6.   Play with flash player Kew is exceptionally favoured for the reason mentioned… 00:05:30
7.   Play with flash player The Eagle and the Canary 00:09:24
8.   Play with flash player As I sit writing these thoughts… 00:06:26
9.   Play with flash player After all, then, what a little I have been able to do! 00:06:31
10.   Play with flash player Chanticleer 00:06:19
11.   Play with flash player It was very dark and quiet when I woke… 00:05:36


Disc 5

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player By and by I found myself paying special attention… 00:08:30
2.   Play with flash player To return to the ten cockerels… 00:09:59
3.   Play with flash player In An Old Garden 00:05:16
4.   Play with flash player That sad day of very small things for the sportsman… 00:06:34
5.   Play with flash player Greater than all these inhabitants of the garden… 00:06:02
6.   Play with flash player To return to the birds. 00:06:31
7.   Play with flash player That small song has served to remind me… 00:08:27
8.   Play with flash player Birds in a Cornish Village I. Taking Stock of the Birds 00:06:15
9.   Play with flash player At the beginning of December… 00:06:48


Disc 6

  Birds in Town and Village (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player II: Do Starlings Pair for Life 00:08:18
2.   Play with flash player Until one observes starlings in this close way… 00:07:35
3.   Play with flash player III: Village Birds in Winter 00:05:05
4.   Play with flash player But for the poor starling there is little joy… 00:04:38
5.   Play with flash player IV: Increasing Birds in Britain 00:08:34
6.   Play with flash player The wood - pigeon is another species… 00:04:07
7.   Play with flash player V: The Daw Sentiment 00:08:15
8.   Play with flash player It has thus come about that of all the Corvidae… 00:06:18
9.   Play with flash player VI: The Story of a Jackdaw 00:10:41

Total Playing Time: 07:22:34






Author(s):
Hudson, William Henry

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0091

Barcode: 9781843795964

Release Date: 12/2012

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