Sold for a Song - check out the BBC report on Indonesia's obsession with songbirds and the silence that is spreading through the rainforests of Java: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/sold_for_a_song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these illustrations by Gemma Crombleholme - a wildlife illustrator from Warrington - her Facebook page has more:

https://www.facebook.com/gemma.crombleholmeillustration

 

Check out the apps WARBLR and CHIRPOMATIC - they allow you to record bird songs and then present you with a list of possible species it has recorded 

great review in the Guardian about both WARBLR and CHIRPOMATIC: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/13/birdsong-apps-warblr-chirpomatic-test

a test recording of the dawn chorus at De Kleine Oele in Balkbrug, Netherlands, 30th May 2018 at 04:15 - close your eyes and enjoy...

"Lord Alex's Musical Menagerie" has now been printed and login labels produced.  Published under ISBN 978-1-9996066-0-2 by Hoekstra Publishing, available through the eBay shop (lord_alex, what else...) @ £9.99 including p&p (mainland uk only).  There is also a quantity discount for the education sector ("Contact Us" for more info).

Alex also met Wouter, the illustrator, in Amsterdam on Saturday 2 June and they both signed a copy of the book in front of the Concertgebouw.  A copy has also been sent to the British Library for safekeeping.  Further copies have also been deposited in Oxford and Cambridge libraries and also one in Edinburgh and Dublin.

All books have now arrived safely from the printers (with thanks to Andrew Baker from Morthanveld and RiverDigital) - all we need to do now is stick all the login stickers in (thanks to Ted Waddington at Alan Northrop Ltd) and start selling...