It is a guide to birdsong with illustrations and words by Madeleine Floyd. A very charming read with beautiful delicate drawings depicting some of the wonderful characters of British birds and their song. It has inspired me in my latest project JUMP + FLY; a collection of illustrated and embroidered birds and frogs.
Here are some of the pages from the book.
|The cover & the Greenfinch|
|The Green Woodpecker (Picus Viridis) "sports a vivid red cap and an apple green overcoat".|
|The Nightingale usually performs after dark and can use up to 250 phrases in each song. Incredible!|
|The Serge Warbler is noted for blending together many sounds and impersonating other birds. Cheeky cheeky!|
|The Song Thrush|
|The Goldfinch... recently spotted in my garden and absolutely stunning.|
The project is still developing.... so look out for more illustrations and embroidery to come in the next couple of months...
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For more on Madaleine Floyd please visit her website and if you're in search of something to buy for yourself or a gift for yourself, don't forget to check out her products.