Usually encountered as a flash of blue or orange seen from the riverbank, most people are aware of the Kingfisher, but few are familiar with the intricacies of its day-to-day life. Here its remarkable existence is celebrated through a series of stunning chapters with images depicting courtship, nesting, fishing, winter survival and other important events in the lives of Kingfishers, which are further brought to life through the eloquent accompanying text which is enlivened by personal anecdotes from the author and photographer.
The book is the first in a series, and it will be followed by Peregrine Falcon and Barn Owl in March 2011.
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David Chandler is based in Histon, Cambridge, and has worked for the RSPB and BirdLife International for nearly 20 years. Ian Llewellyn is a professional photographer and cameraman who has worked on many documentaries for the BBC.
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