- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Hamlyn; 01 edition (7 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0600620522
- ISBN-13: 978-0600620525
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 1.5 x 26 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Garden Bird Confidential: Discover the hidden world of garden birds Paperback – 7 Mar 2011
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Birdwatching and conservation is fast becoming an increasingly-popular activity, with sightings of rare birds often featuring in mainstream media. The RSPB now has over a million members, including over 170,000 youth members, and a local network of 175 local groups and more than 110 youth groups.
About the Author
Dominic Couzens is a leading nature writer and lecturer in the UK. He has been writing about wildlife for over 20 years and is the author of several successful books including The Pocket Guide to Garden Birds. Dominic has appeared on BBC television and regularly contributes to leading magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Birdwatching and Birds.Location: Dorset, UK.
Top Customer Reviews
In addition to a species description which includes the identification, shape and character, voice, habitual, feeding, breeding, migration and abundance; each species has a 'confidential report' which has a host of revelations about the species. For example Couzens mentions that blue tits have plumage in the cap/crest in the uv spectrum, upon which females select males.(So while to us humans, there is no difference between male and females blue tits, to birds with uv vision, blue tits are sexually dimorphic- helps me understand how birds recognise individuals!). I've learnt that while jackdaws are monogamous (and the reason why) and that the genetic make up of chicks in rookeries is any bodies guess. I could go on and on ....
Before the book, birds were visually aesthetic and interesting to watch.
Now, I look at them in a different light understanding what they do and why, and their little secrets. This book has enriched my birdwatching. Thank you Dominic Couzens
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Love this book. It is the second I have bought as a gift. Both books were delivered in excellent condition due to clever packaging despite coming through the letterbox.Published 21 months ago by julie sterry
Bought as a present for my husband and he loves it. Great pictures and lovely narrative. A perfect gift.Published on 8 Nov. 2014 by Metchick