WRENS, DIPPERS AND THRASHERS. By David Brewer.

WRENS, DIPPERS AND THRASHERS. By David Brewer.

THE BIRDS OF SHETLAND. By Mike Pennington, Kevin Osborn, Paul Harvey,  Roger Riddington, Dave Okill, Pete Ellis and Martin Heubeck.

THE BIRDS OF SHETLAND. By Mike Pennington, Kevin Osborn, Paul Harvey, Roger Riddington, Dave Okill, Pete Ellis and Martin Heubeck.

THE BIRDS OF LONDON. By Andrew Self.

2014 1st edition. Large 8vo (177 x 247mm). Pp432. Colour photograph plates, b/w illustrations, graphs, tables, bibliography, gazetteer. Blue boards, spine titled in silver-gilt.

"London is not only one of the greenest cities in the world, thanks to its large number of parks and nature reserves, but it is also one of the 'bluest' with many reservoirs and gravel pits, not to mention the River Thames which flows through the heart of the city. Although the extensive marshes that bordered the Thames for most of its length have now disappeared under urban development, there are still extensive open areas where birds can thrive. Red Kites have returned to London's skies to join the Peregrines and Common Buzzards that are breeding in increasing numbers, while in the more secluded parts of the capital it is still possible to hear Nightingales sing. In winter the city is a haven for thousands of birds escaping the harsh climate of the far north and Bitterns may be found regularly at some sites. The Birds of London is the first avifauna to document the current and historical status of every species that has occurred in the London Natural History Society's recording area, which encompasses the capital and surrounding districts within a 20-mile radius of St Paul's Cathedral. This book represents a complete reference for anyone interested in the birds of the London area". "A truly fascinating book, but it is also a crucially important one". (Evening Standard). "The Birds of London is nothing short of a marvel". (TLS). "A thorough and entertaining history". (Spectator). "Detailed and interestingly written". (BTO news). "If you are a London birder... you will want this book. (Keith Betton, Birdwatching Magazine). "A fascinating book". (Daily Express).
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Book Code
46517
More Information
Author Self (Andrew).
Book Code 46517
ISBN 140819404X / 9781408194041
Book Description Fine new copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2014
Publisher Bloomsbury / Christopher Helm.
Place London.