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Excellent little guide book
on 19 December 2004
One of the excellent Collins range of books on the flora and fauna of the British Isles (see also Michael Scott's "Scottish Wild Flowers"), this is a beautifully illustrated and well-organised pocket book, identifying some 180 or more birds found in Scotland. Organised around the habitats frequented by the birds, and therefore offering the best probability of spotting them, the full-colour illustrations are graced with pen portraits of each bird - even their Gaelic names are offered. Places to visit are recommended, presenting you with a stimulus to get out and look rather than wait for something to fly your way.
If you're planning a bird watching holiday in Scotland, or you're standing at your kitchen window in Kilmarnock gazing out on a winter scene, this is an excellent book to have within easy reach. It's also, hopefully, something which will stimulate your interest - bird watching is therapeutic, relaxing, and a good means to exercise mind and body.