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on 16 November 2016
I bought this book for my partner as he has always had a mild interest in spotting birds. Since getting this book; he's ordered him sled a pair of binoculars and bought himself a notepad. He keeps this and the book in the car and has gone out on various occasions to try and spot new birds. He really loves his new healthy hobby and this book has encouraged him to take a more active, educated role in bird spotting.

The book itself is pocket sized and gives just the essential details about all of the birds that visit the UK throughout the year. It tells you what you need to do to spot birds, the equipment you need, how to spot birds, when you where you need to go and spot birds and general practical advice. The introduction won't take you more than half an hour to read and then you're ready to go.

5* book. I would recommend this book to all newbie and wannabe twitchers.
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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!
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on 9 March 2017
An excellent guide. Particulary helpful is the way this guide points out similar birds which may be confused with the bird in question, describing the subtle differences between the species, to aid correct identification.
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A great little book of British birds with excellent illustrations. Each entry has pictures showing
seasonal variations in appearance, together with information including a description, population,
habitat, voice (I love the phonetic sonic approximations!) and "confusion species" (really helpful).

I'd never thought I'd become a twitcher but things are moving in that direction. Binoculars next!
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on 26 August 2016
Great book packed with pictures and info... small enough to fit in a pocket. Bought to accompany my new binoculars on walks by the sea. Excellent value for money and I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in birdwatching.
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on 24 April 2017
Bought for an 8 year old - he loves it. The illustrations are clear, details concise and easy to use index.
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on 5 March 2017
Item exactly as described. Had to wait quite a while before I received this item but they did let me know about the delay.
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on 26 April 2017
Excellent book,purchased it to go with binoculars for my grandson! Hes very happy with it, thankyou for great service!
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on 23 June 2017
Bought as a gift for my Mother in Law, who watches the birds on a feeder from her nursing home window. She was delighted with the book and the illustrations are really good.
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on 16 July 2017
Nice little book, with clearly marked sections. Easy to look up if you spot something unusual. Fits in backpack no problem.
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