Imbued perhaps with the spirit of Doctor Doolittle Monsieur François Morel has since a childhood amongst the verdant hills of the Rhône-Alpes region been making instruments so that he and others might communicate with the birds he saw there, creating 'toys' that he hopes might inspire in their users a greater understanding and love of nature.
This simple but ingenious hand call consists of a metal plug held within a hollow wooden barrel. These are pushed together and turned producing a trilling friction noise, which with perfection of pressure, speed, and rhythm, imitates well the nightingale's song. Supplied in a box with brief instructions. Information on the nightingale, and a sample of their song can be found here.