A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.
Having trained as a civil engineer and surveyor, the ornithologist William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938) established himself in his field by preparing reports on bird migration for the British Association. Focusing on the species passing through the British Isles, Clarke spent many months in various lighthouses and on remote islands. He brought all his research together in this two-volume work, illustrated with maps and weather charts. In Volume 2, Clarke describes key examples of his investigations. Photographs of the sites he visited accompany the text. The locations range from the Flannan Isles, in the Outer Hebrides, to the island of Ushant, off the coast of Brittany. Clarke's expedition to the latter location ended abruptly when he and his colleague were mistaken for spies and forced to leave. Extensive coverage is also given to Fair Isle, between Shetland and Orkney.
18. A month on board the Kentish Knock lighthouse
19. Fair Isle
20. A year with the migratory birds at Fair Isle
21. The birds of Fair Isle
22. Bird migration at St Kilda
23. The birds of St Kilda, with special reference to the migratory visitors
24. The Flannan Isles, and their bird-visitors
25. Sule Skerry
26. The isle of Ushant, and Alderney