Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle From the Pages of the Times

Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle From the Pages of the Times

Derwent May


From dainty avocets prancing alongside the beach to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle ducks to hovering skylarks, Derwent might writes approximately birds in a truly designated means. As he is going looking for birdlife in quite a few areas – the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the distant bird-haunted islands of Grassholm and reasonable Isle – may perhaps unearths simply what it appears like to be a birdwatcher. With him, the reader will adventure the thrill of clean discoveries, the peace and contentment that birds can deliver and the comedy to be came across either within the behaviour of birds and the human reaction to them. may perhaps is an alert observer of avian behavior and manners, describing them vividly and poetically, yet underlying every little thing he writes is medical wisdom and a wealth of expertise. applying all of those abilities and drawing on his well known weekly ‘Feather Reports’ column from the days, may well creates a desirable chronicle of a yr within the lifetime of our birds, from robins to rarities, with Peter Brown’s illustrations including the ideal final touch.

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