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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds: Second Edition [Paperback]

Simon Harrap
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Book Description

19 July 2012 RSPB
This brand new edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (19 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408174561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408174562
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 11.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Virtually every species gets a page to itself...The illustrations, by Dave Nurney, are truly excellent, lifelike and show all the key identification features. At under a fiver, this really is the best value bird book on the market.' --Countryfile (Autumn 2007)

'Well planned, well executed, and commendable cheap, this little book deserves to be a very popular beginners' guide to 174 of Britain's commonest bird species.' --IBIS (April 2008)

'Easily the best guide for the complete beginner...Brilliant' --The Observer (June 2008)

'Well planned, well executed, and commendable cheap, this little book deserves to be a very popular beginners' guide to 174 of Britain's commonest bird species.' IBIS (April 2008) --IBIS (April 2008)

'Easily the best guide for the complete beginner...Brilliant', The Observer (June 2008) --The Observer (June 2008)

About the Author

Simon Harrap is a professional naturalist and birder. He has led birdwatching holidays for almost 20 years and is a regular contributor to birding magazines and journals. He is the author of Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers (Helm), and co-author of Where to Watch Birds in Britain (Helm) and Orchids of Britain and Ireland (A&C Black). He has recently set up a company with his wife to run nature breaks in Norfolk, his home county.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to British birds 3 Dec 2012
By TONYG
Format:Paperback
For anyone new to birdwatching or just want to know what species you have in your garden this is perfect. It Is informative, colourful and extensive. Great purchase.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect pocket book 2 Mar 2013
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bought this for my partner, who enjoys the countryside, but never knows what the bird are that he takes photos of!! This is small and pocket size - with good categories in the front to help identify British birds. It gives descriptions of appearance and call, shows where they are generally found, and what they can be mistaken for. perfect for country walks and basic bird watching.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RSPB POCKET GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDS 1 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback
The illustrations are very detailed, which include male, female and juvenile descriptions of the particular bird you want to identify.
Full of information on where to go and what time of year you are most likely to see different species. Easy to use format. Small enough to slip in a pocket or leave in the car. Great book for anybody who, like me, wanted to identify birds visiting my garden, and when I'm out and about. Reasonable price.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guide for garden birds 30 July 2012
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This is a very good book allowing you to put a name to all the common garden birds that may visit your garden. Well worth the money paid for it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking little book 1 Mar 2013
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If you want a reference guide to take with you when out twitching can recommend this one. The colour plates aren't bad & shows the birds in flight as well as variations in plumage for M/F & seasonal variations. A bargain at £4.49 !!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bird Book 2 Jan 2013
By PAP
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Just the right size to take out with you when birding watching. Lots of information and very good pictures also.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch the Birdie!!!! 26 Dec 2012
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Bought this as a gift, already have one myself but it is so good felt have to share my joy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As Expected 6 Jan 2013
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Great pictures and descriptions, location, habitats are fine. What I find difficult is identifying birds quickly while birds are present. There is no clear methodology so I have taken to taking photographs and then identifying later, which adds all of the distractions and problems of taking pictures.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive pocket sized book, full of information one ...
A comprehensive pocket sized book, full of information one would expect from the RSPB and a smaller version of their 125th Anniversary Handbook Of British Birds. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mr M Bradshaw.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 10 days ago by cottage
4.0 out of 5 stars good book, need big pockets for it though
good book,need big pockets for it though.good pictures, although the call descriptions are a bit crap
Published 11 days ago by A. Mutch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Guide to British Birds is a very good book
Published 19 days ago by Beagle
5.0 out of 5 stars I can now identify all the birds in my garden ...
I can now identify all the birds in my garden and I get a lot of pleasure from bird watching.
Published 22 days ago by Ann at Windy Corner
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Ok.
Published 28 days ago by john lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect pressie
bought this as a pressie as I already have this. Its perfect and they love it
Published 29 days ago by rachel Gilbert-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this for my husband. A compact reference ...
I bought this for my husband. A compact reference book which fits neatly into a pocket and has just about every bird he is likely to encounter in England.
Published 1 month ago by sally richmond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have learnt so much about bird species thanks to this book
Published 1 month ago by Luke Underwood
5.0 out of 5 stars ; )
Great, take it anywhere... and everywhere
Published 1 month ago by EEZYEYES
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