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Si­mon King

Bird Watching (UK) - - Contents -

Si­mon King’s Na­ture Watch un­der re­view, plus save in the Bird Watch­ing book­shop

Quadrille, HB, £20, BW Book­shop £15.99 (quote BW122)

Si­mon King has the knack, on the TV wildlife doc­u­men­taries that have made his name, of mak­ing it look easy to get close to na­ture, but this book sees him give away his one and only, but very sig­nif­i­cant, trade secret – the use of sen­si­ble, of­ten painstak­ing field­craft. With clear, con­cise prose, well il­lus­trated by pho­tos, he teaches you how to track and watch some of the most mem­o­rable wildlife of the UK and Europe, by recog­nis­ing drop­pings, foot­prints and other signs, and by know­ing ex­actly where and when to look, and what for. You should end up see­ing a lot more wildlife, wher­ever your home patch is, as there’s a welcome em­pha­sis on look­ing for some of the species that oth­er­wise get passed by.

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