How to Identify and Attract Birds to Your Garden
Author: Mark Golley,Stephen Moss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 4139One of the greatest pleasures of having a garden is being able to identify the great number of different bird species that may feed, bathe and nest there, or simply fly over, particularly during migration. This bestseller combines full identification and behavioural features of over 70 common garden bird species with detailed information on attracting birds to your garden. The clear illustrations and text are presented in an easy-to-use format and provide practical bird identification information to the novice birdwatcher. A concise introduction covers ideal garden habitats, binoculars, bird behaviour and feeding birds. Stunningly illustrated, yet simple to use, The Complete Garden Bird Book will ensure that you get the maximum pleasure from your garden whatever its size or location.
Author: Jim Flegg,Jean Hosking,David Hosking
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
View: 9064This volume provides easily-used identification details linked to photographs. Each bird entry includes: appearance, colour and distinctive features; and information on juveniles, range and habitat, nests, call and breeding sites.
Author: Matt Sewell
Publisher: Random House
View: 1723In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. Since its first appearance in July 2009, Matt's 'Bird of the Week' feature for the Caught by the River website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolours are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like a computer-generated samurai finch'). With 52 birds, one for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to bird watching enthusiasts, children and adults, and art and illustration fans alike.
A Seasonal Guide to Enjoying the Birds in Your Garden
Author: Roy Beddard
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Category: Bird watching
View: 8700Intended for birdwatchers visiting the Philippines, this pocket-sized bird identification guide. From the central plains of Luzon to the marshlands of Candaba, it informs where to go and which birds to look for. It includes thumbnail colour tabs referencing each family of bird, along with full-colour photograph of each specimen.
Author: Paul Sterry,Rob Read
Publisher: William Collins
View: 1184Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "
The Complete Book of Bird Feeders, Bird Tables, Birdbaths, Nest Boxes and Backyard Birdwatching
Author: Jen Green
Category: House & Home
View: 3372Learn what to feed garden birds, from seeds, grains and peanuts to fruits, suet cakes and fat balls, as well as how to attract birds by planting the right flower borders, trees and shrubs. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own feeders, tables, nest boxes and birdbaths, from simple designs to ornamental creations.
Author: Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage Canada
View: 4455Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Simon Harrap
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 5920A compact, lightweight and informative guide to 215 of the most common birds found in Britain. It features concise descriptions of each bird's main characteristics including plumage, calls, confusion species, habitat and includes distribution maps and detailed illustrations.
Author: David Streeter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
View: 4819Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.
Author: Valerie Thom
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
View: 3609An ideal pocket guide to over 180 bird species commonly found throughout Scotland Unlike many field guides, Collins Scottish Birds does not cover birds which only visit occasionally, or which occur in such small numbers and are so difficult to identify that only experienced birdwatchers can spot them. Instead, it concentrates on more common species that the amateur birdwatcher is most likely to see, plus a few scarcer ones of particular interest. Species are grouped according to the habitat in which they are most likely to be seen, with a detailed introduction to all the different habitats. There are also details of key identification features and behavioural characteristics which will help you identify each bird with accuracy and ease. Each entry includes: Full-colour illustration Common name and Latin and Gaelic name The season in which the bird is likely to be spotted Details on habitat, feeding habits and voice The book also includes up-to-date details about places of interest and the best sites to go for birdwatching, with maps and contact information to help you get there. Packed full of information, Collins Scottish Birds is the ideal guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of birds that can be found there."
Author: Mark Ward
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
View: 7189Get out into the garden and get birdspotting with the RSPB Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch, the perfect guide for taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. You'll find all the information you need to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, with explanations of different bird food, feeders and how to site them, including practical projects, such as making a nest box. Identify your birds with over 40 profiles of garden birds, including in-situ photography that shows birds as you see them in the wild along with a helpful size comparison gallery. With this new edition of RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch (previous ISBN 9781405345750) you will be able to make your garden more attractive to birds and then sit back and watch them explore, feed and raise families. Perfect for the budding birdwatcher or families getting involved in birdwatching together.
Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: Quercus Books
View: 2600Britain is a place of remarkable beauty and surprising extremes: nowhere else in the temperate world boasts such extreme variety in such a small area. Our humble island has over 10,000 miles of coastline; iconic animals and birds; and unique spectacles of migration that see wildlife from all corners of the globe descend upon our shores. Here, life is governed by the seasons: each month bringing extraordinary transformations to our land and its inhabitants. This lavish companion to the new BBC One series brings Britain to life, celebrating the vibrancy of the changing year through stunning photography and mesmerising time-lapse sequences, and revealing the unmissable drama and beauty to be witnessed on our very own doorstep.
Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Harper Collins
View: 2007A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to the lost world of dinosaurs Profiles of nearly seventy dinosaurs, from the Diplodocus to the Parasaurolophus Descriptions of their most significant features and habits Explanations of what the dinosaur names mean and how to pronounce them Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America’s foremost authority in history and science.
Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
View: 5560Full of helpful expert advice and numerous practical projects, this is a fascinating mini guide to identifying and encouraging wildlife into your garden, whether you live in the town or the country.