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RSPB Pocket Birds

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 2003 by Dorling Kindersley
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Chris
Jan 17, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
As I write this there is a female Great Spotted Woodpecker on the bird feeder, hammering away at the fat balls. I don’t hear it early morning now as it taps the bark on the dying Scots pine outside – maybe there’s no live food available, or maybe I’m not waking early enough – but it’s got bolder and no longer flies away in fright when we appear at the window, as the occasional shy jay does. The woodpecker is a sight to swell the heart, with its striking pied plumage and the bold splash of red un ...more
Richard
Jan 03, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it
This is a compact guide ideal for newcomers to bird-watching or just anyone with an enquiring mind, covering the 320 most commonly seen avian species in Europe. In just a few days of browsing, I've learnt a huge amount about many bird species and have at least tripled the number I can identify by sight. I'll be keeping this handy as I follow my New Year's Resolution to go on many more nature walks.

The main section is split into bird groups (Passerines, Gamebirds and other non-Passerines, Wading
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Davide
Aug 16, 2014 Davide rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, non-fiction
Useful book that I bought during my holiday in Ireland this year. The first thing that I like about it is the fact that it is really pocket-size and fits perfectly even in the bag in which I carry my Reflex Camera.
This guide helped me to identify the birds I have seen or taken shots of.
There are lots of species divided in 6 main categories, each ordered by size & likeliness so it's quite simple to find what you're looking for.
The details given for every bird are essential and usually give t
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Sam
Feb 22, 2010 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ecology, reference
A useful pocket sized guide that is easy to carry and easy to use, with clear descriptions and photographs of each bird. Although it may not have every bird species found in the Britain and Europe it has enough to make identification relatively straight forward. The description of bird calls is also of use (and quite amusing to try and mimic) although some prior knowledge of these does help. Overall a very useful field guide that fits nicely into the back pocket of a pair of jeans.
Imogen
Feb 16, 2013 Imogen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nature
Most useful bird id book I have found, compact size, excellent illustrations
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Jan 03, 2013 Rob Whiteman rated it really liked it
Got my wife and I into bird spotting on our many walks. Not the bible, but very useful.
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