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A collection of the Guardian's popular `Birdwatch' column, by the author of A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching
Moss's `Birdwatch' column has over the years included nostalgic reminiscences on birdwatching as a child, accounts of birding expeditions to places as far-flung as St Kilda and even Antarctica, of birding on his honeymoon in the Gambia, the birds on his garden feeder and, recently, introducing his toddler son to a first awareness of birds.
Now the best of these `Birdwatch' columns are collected into a beautiful miniature hardback, tastefully designed and illustrated with line drawings, and together they build into a touching and fascinating chronicle of how one person's hobby has endured and evolved and in turn enriched a whole life.
Stephen Moss is the author of A Bird in the Bush (also published by Aurum), 1001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Birds and Were Afraid to Ask and Gardening for Birds. He has produced for TV Birding with Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie Goes Wild, and Springwatch, and is now working with Alan Titchmarsh.
'This is a wonderful book'
- Simon Barnes, author of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher.