RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds: Second Edition Paperback – 19 Jul 2012
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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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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.
Each page has alot of information on each species from the size of the bird to what they look like in flight. Each page also has between three and five highly detailed pictures of the birds showing patterns and colours aswell as the differance between male and female aswell as any seasonal changes.
Aswell as useful information on habitat,voice etc it also has a little mini map showing you the best places to see the birds it also has a great little feature named Confusion Species which tells you which other birds you might confuse them with.
I was watching a bird which I thought was a sparrow with a strange pattern when it turned out to be a female Chaffinch. The Confusion Species reads 'Female and immature are sparrow-like, but plain upperparts, pale wing-bars, pale outer tail feathers and greenish rump distinctive.'
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I bought this as a fathers day present as my dad is into bird watching in the garden. Was very impressed with the quality of this product, my dad loves it! It's very handy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Georgina
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