This month’s ex­perts

Bird Watching (UK) - - Welcome -

Ed Hutch­ings

pro­files the pi­o­neer­ing work of Pais­ley-born Alexan­der Wil­son, whose name is as­so­ci­ated with lots of birds dis­cov­ered in the Amer­i­cas. P32

Mat Bing­ham

re­veals his fond­ness for the Barn Owl and re­counts his ob­ser­va­tions of how two pairs hunt in very dif­fer­ent sur­round­ings. Page 38

Do­minic Couzens

re­veals the dark side of the Swal­low – will your opin­ion of this seem­ingly-like­able bird change once you learn what it is? Page 48

Ian Par­sons

loves learn­ing new things in birdwatching and he re­veals his amaze­ment at find­ing out some­thing new about the Stonechat on page 73

Bar­rie Cooper

has been on a bird­ing trip of a life­time to the is­land of Mada­gas­car where he en­joyed sev­eral species of en­demic birds. Page 82

David Lindo

high­lights how it’s not just Pere­grines who bring de­light to bird­ers in Derby – there are lots of other species to see, too. Page 84

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