Your last chance to buy 'Big Jake'. That unique disc, Big Jake Calls the Waders, on which Jake Ward brilliantly reproduces the calls of 28 waders, is now available to British Birds readers. The techniques used were featured in the BBC's The Living World on 20th April 1980, as noted by Jeffery Boswall (Brit. Birds 73: 426-427), describing it as 'the equivalent in sound of the field guide paintings: no confusing backgrounds and direct comparability '. The very last few discs have been acquired by Natural History Book Service Ltd, which has agreed to allow us to offer this recording to BB readers through British BirdShop. Big Jake Calls the Waders is available at £5.95 (+ £1.50 p&p) for the single disc (no cassettes are available, and the disc will not be reissued). Please order at once, using the form on page xii.
Moths & butterflies, and spiders. We are pleased to be able to offer 'BB' readers the opportunity to acquire the currently available volumes of two works with the quality and degree of authority of our own BWP: volumes 1, 2, 9 and 10 of the ten-volume The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, edited by John Heath and A. Maitland Emmet; and volumes 1 and 3 of the three-volume The Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland by Michael J. Roberts. (In each case, the remaining volumes have not yet been published.) Please order using the British BirdShop form on page xi.