Simon Barnes A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion

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A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion

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Simon Barnes is one of Britain's leading bird writers and humorists. His weekly column in "The Times", his essays for the "RSPB" magazine and his two books on bad bird-watching have made him one of the characters of the bird world. Here he reads his own illuminating introductions to 50 key birds of Britain, supported by the distinguishing bird song of each species. He not only gives helpful identifying features, but enriches them with whimsical observations on their characters and tendencies. It is a delightful text, superbly presented by the author himself.

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Nothing could be more appropriate for the great outdoors than A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion, by the Times writer Simon Barnes. Specially constructed for audio, with examples of the songs of our best-loved twitterers prefacing a salmagundi of curious facts about each bird, it is designed, Barnes says, for those whose hearts lift at the sound of the dawn chorus and a melody from a tree, but who can't identify the singers because they never get round to opening a field guide. Barnes makes amateur twitching easy, with witty mnemonics to help you remember bird calls. --Christina Hardyment, The Times

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Simon Barnes, the award-winning chief sportswriter for Britain's The Times and columnist for Birds Magazine, is the author of a dozen books, including three on wildlife and three novels. He lives in Suffolk with his family and has seen a barn owl, kingfisher and marsh harrier in his garden.

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