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Oh look it's a Nuthatch!
on 21 November 2016
This is the ideal book for anyone hoping to identify the birds we see around us whether common or rare. It is compact enough to go into a pocket or bag but tells us everything we need to look for when trying to work out whether that little brown chap/chapess over there is a House Sparrow or a Dunnock or a Tree Sparrow or a Bunting or indeed any or none of these.
This meticulously illustrated guide will help the expert or the beginner. Pointers to identification are writ large and indicated very clearly; leg colour, wing bar shapes, silhouette in flight. eye markings and so on. The chapters and sections are logically arranged with colour coding to help find different types of bird which works with the clever index to help sort your waders from your raptors or your kittiwakes from your lesser black backs. It's great to know that that large shaggy, brownish, spotty one that just ate your chips is probably a juvenile herring gull. Believe me, it helps!