A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion: ...or a personal introducion to Britain's 50 most obvious birds

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Short Books, Sep 8, 2005 - Nature - 281 pages
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Few books are more intimidating than a conventional field guide. There are simply too many birds in them. This book introduces the reader to Britain's most obvious birds. But it does more than that: it also explains them. It explains the way different birds do different things, eat different food, sing different songs and live different lives, and it explains why they are different. If you are a would-be birdwatcher but don't know where to start, A bad birdwatcher's companion is for you. It will help you understand birdwatching; but, far more important, it will help you begin to understand birds.

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About the author (2005)

Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including The Meaning of Sport (Short Books) and his latest title, Birdwatching with your Eyes Closed. He lives in Suffolk with his family.

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