This was a gem of an Edinburgh record store find - A Year's Journey is an LP of British bird songs and calls from the BBC that's as old as I am (1972). Intended as an educational resource for schools, it's narrated in the plum tones of the famous ornithologist, Eric Simms. Taking us on a tour of various UK habitats, with the evocative wader calls being my favourite. Everything about his record drew me in, from the 70s design to the paltry £2.50 that it cost.
It is designed to help young people to recognise and enjoy the birds and other animals they may come across. The 14 bands are related to the different places visited in the first year's series of programmes but the species represented can also be seen and heard in many parts of the country
I've not found it available anywhere, but I finally got around to digitising the album as mp3s. Enjoy!