Fascinating and enthralling. --Irish News
Special mention needs to be made of an author who can use the word 'eisteddfod' while remaining eminently readable and quotable at length. --Steve Rutt, BirdGuides.com
A book about a new way of seeing, regarding, understanding and enjoying birds ... top blokes, top birds, top book! --Chris Packham
About the Author
Anthony McGeehan, from Belfast, has been watching and photographing birds since childhood. Today, he works with BirdWatch Ireland on bird surveys and monitoring schemes, and leads bird tours. His first published articles date from 1980 and he has since written widely for magazines and journals, including some in Europe and North America, as well as regular newspaper contributions. His book, Birding From The Hip, attracted much favourable comment. www.anthonymcgeehan.com Julian Wyllie is perhaps amongst the last of a generation of birders who taught themselves to read with The Observer s Book of Birds. Sharing his lifelong love for the natural world with a fascination for post-1965 underground music, he worked as a second-hand record dealer and has had a multitude of contracts with conservation bodies. Since 2004 he has lived on Sherkin Island in west Cork, where he spends his time birding or listening to The Fall.