192 pages, 200 col photos & 30 artworks
Do you really know what's going on away from the bird feeder? Discover the private lives of your bird table regulars in this fascinating expose of the drama behind their everyday survival. There are profiles of over 50 birds, with key information for identifying and learning about their different plumage, song, food and ways you can attract them to your garden. However Garden Bird Confidential goes further than just the general profile, revealing the more secretive and intimate aspects of their existence, such as: unusual feeding behaviour; territorial conflict; strange relationships with man; and, breeding and nesting oddities. With over 200 colour photographs and artworks to help you identify your winged visitors, Garden Bird Confidential is a must for all nature lovers.
INTRODUCTION. FINCHES AND SPARROWS. Bullfinch; Siskin; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Serin; Chaffinch; Brambling; House Sparrow; Tree Sparrow; Yellowhammer; CROWS AND STARLING. Rook; Carrion Crow; Hooded Crow; Jackdaw; Magpie; Jay; Starling; TITS. Blue Tit; Great Tit; Coal Tit; Marsh Tit; Willow Tit; Crested Tit; Long-tailed Tit; FLYCATCHERS, WARBLERS AND CRESTS. Pied Flycatcher; Spotted Flycatcher; Chiffchaff; Blackcap; Goldcrest; Firecrest; Garden Warbler; Willow Warbler; THRUSHES AND CHATS. Mistle Thrush; Song Thrush; Redwing; Fieldfare; Blackbird; Robin; Redstart; Black Redstart; ACCENTORS AND WAGTAILS. Dunnock; Wren; Pied Wagtail; SWALLOWS AND MARTINS. House Martin; Swallow; Swift; WOODPECKERS. Great Spotted Woodpecker; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker; PIGEONS AND DOVES. Collared Dove; Turtle Dove; Woodpigeon; Feral Pigeon; OTHER VISITORS. Pheasant; Sparrowhawk; Tawny Owl; Nuthatch; Treecreeper;
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Dominic Couzens is a leading nature writer and lecturer in the UK. He has been writing about wildlife for over 20 years and is the author of several successful books including The Pocket Guide to Garden Birds. Dominic has appeared on BBC television and regularly contributes to leading magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Birdwatching and Birds. Location: Dorset, UK.