By Derwent May
From dainty avocets prancing alongside the beach to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle ducks to hovering skylarks, Derwent could writes approximately birds in a really exact manner. As he is going looking for birdlife in numerous areas – the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the distant bird-haunted islands of Grassholm and reasonable Isle – could finds simply what it appears like to be a birdwatcher. With him, the reader will adventure the thrill of unpolluted discoveries, the peace and contentment that birds can deliver and the comedy to be stumbled on either within the behaviour of birds and the human reaction to them. may well is an alert observer of avian behavior and manners, describing them vividly and poetically, yet underlying every thing he writes is clinical wisdom and a wealth of expertise. utilising all of those talents and drawing on his renowned weekly ‘Feather Reports’ column from the days, may perhaps creates a desirable chronicle of a yr within the lifetime of our birds, from robins to rarities, with Peter Brown’s illustrations including the best of completion.