By Bill Oddie
Bird-watchers are demanding, aggressive, egocentric, shifty, cheating, distrusting, boorish, pedantic, unsentimental, boastful and – chiefly – envious'. So says invoice Oddie, and he should still be aware of! It's a difficult surroundings available in the market on marsh and moorland, and this scurrilous little vintage is a needs to for all dedicated birders and twitchers (and as invoice relates, there's a strong difference!). With years of richly deserved adventure, invoice dares to assert everything that different b's and t's will realize as actual yet which they've got by no means dared to possess up or admit to, even to themselves.
Whether discussing the birds he's visible, the birds that acquired away, gear, clothing, sightings, cock-ups, areas to go to or humans to prevent, Bill's enthusiasm is infectious, and his wisdom unsurpassed. This little black ebook is one merchandise that no critical birdwatcher can have the funds for to depart out of the rucksack, and it'll end up a vital significant other whilst trudging the estuaries and riverbanks, in torrential rain and gusty gale looking for that elusive infrequent attractiveness.
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