with the Golden Eagle A reprint of the classic eagle book
from one of the pioneers of nature writing. Seton Gordon was
among the first to observe in some detail - through countless
hours in his hide - the daily life of the golden eagle and to
present in his books an account of their habitat, diet and behaviour.
But his writing was much more than that - his books are interwoven
with acute observation and his narrative possesses a clarity
that ensures the reader sees as much as Seton Gordon himself
saw. From life day to day on the eyrie through the different
Scottish landscapes and the interaction of the eagles with other
wildlife, it is all covered and in his inimitable style. Scottish
a Natural Light: The Wildlife Art of Chris Rose
In a natural light focuses on Chris Roses's paintings of British
birds. Many of the pictures are of common species seen in the
countryside around his home in the Scottish Borders. A light
hearted but informative commentary accompanies each painting.
Chris is widely recognised as one of the best painters of water,
and inevitably this book contains many paintings where water
is the main theme.
Another magnificent achievement and a unique work of huge importance,
a handsome, easy-to-read, comprehensive cultural study, species
by species, of all the birds in Britain. Companion volume to
Britannica: The Definitive New Guide to Britain's Wild Flowers,
Plants and Trees.
Birds Britannica is neither an identification guide nor a behavioural
study, though both these subjects enter its field. It covers
cultural links; social history; birds as food; ecology; the
lore and language of birds; myths, art, literature and music;
anecdotes, birdsong and rare facts; modern developments; migration,
the seasons and our sense of place. An attempt to describe the
interaction of birds and humans, it captures the essence of
why birds matter.
Scottish Birds A reissue of the bestselling guide to over
180 species of birds to be found throughout Scotland. An ideal
pocket guide to over 180 species of bird found throughout Scotland.
Each species is illustrated in full colour with a comprehensive
description, plus the bird's English, Latin and, new in this
edition, Gaelic names. For ease of use the birds are grouped
together by the type of habitat in which they can be found,
including gardens, farmland, woodland, freshwater, heath and
hills, and coasts. A places to visit section details over 70
of the best sites for bird-watching, complete with directions
to them and what to expect to see when you get there.
to Watch Birds in Scotland (Where... This bird-finding guide
is a reference to the best birding sites of Scotland. Each site
is described in terms of the nature of the habitat, the species
likely to be observed, the recommended timings for visits to
get the best from the site, and a calendar showing which species
are found in the various seasons. The site accounts also mention
other interesting wildlife that may be encountered, for example,
Scotland is home to some of Britain's most enigmatic mammal
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