Tim Dee gives a bird of­ten dis­missed as a pest some proper re­spect in Land­fill

The Simple Things - - FRESH -

Na­ture writer Tim Dee is a bird watcher who has fol­lowed the lives of gulls in town and coun­try for years. They are ‘in-between birds in an in-between world,’ he says, equally at home on in­ner city rubbish tips and hol­i­day beaches ( hold on to your chips!). These birds are adapt­able, en­er­getic and in­for­ma­tive – ‘they con­tinue to tell how some­thing once-wild can share our pre­sent world.’

Draw­ing on plays, po­ems, short sto­ries and films – Daphne du Mau­rier’s/ Hitch­cock’s The Birds comes in for some fierce scru­tiny – and up-close and per­sonal ob­ser­va­tion, Dee de­liv­ers a won­der­ful, wise med­i­ta­tion on the birds that are of­ten re­garded as pests. ( Lit­tle Toller)

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