Many birds are shy and easily disturbed. But just like mammals, birds leave clues when they have visited. From footprints and feathers to probe holes and peck marks, bird activity can be spotted in gardens, woodland, sandy beaches and muddy places.
The front side of this guide features colour illustrations of the four main types of footprint. Learn to distinguish the tracks of starlings from sparrows, gulls from ducks, crows from buzzards, blackbirds from woodpigeons, and many more. Colour paintings on the reverse side include many other signs to spot, from rosehip pecked by finches, thistle heads opened by goldfinches, song thrush anvils and the marks left on hazelnuts and deadwood.