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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds

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Am not sure about all the negative things said about this seller by other people,,, because my experience was completely different, totally positive. As he has said about those formative years, "birdwatching gave a purpose to the day and that philosophy has carried on into my adult life".

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Packed with the comedian's observations, illustrations and sketches, this edition is perfect for birdwatching expeditions, with new information for proper twitchers, including:* A 'British Birds' checklist * A list of the best birdwatching sites in the UK* Suggestions of bird spotting equipment* Information about joining a birdwatching clubBailey takes us on a journey around the British Isles, zooming in on those birds that enthuse him the most. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Yet the book is sincere in its attempts to offer a guide to Britain’s bird life, although it’s not comprehensive enough to be more than an entertainment for the more serious birder. Alongside music and stand-up, one of Bailey's favourite pastimes is birdwatching, which he has been doing since he was a child in the West Country.When watching Bill perform live I’ve always thought he was very birdlike, he always seems wide-eyed and a bit twitchy. He is perhaps most well known for his live shows – most recently Qualmpeddler, Limboland, and The Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Like my new found friends the birds, this book brings a lot of joy, at least two or three laughs and smiles per page as well as some great facts (and bonus facts).

This is a beginners guide more than anything else, Bill recommends starting bird-watching by try to find a pigeon, so if you know anybody showing an interest in birds then this will be a great gift for them. Bailey wonders what the outcome would be if a mute swan challenged 1,400 wrens to a tug of war, and then courteously sketches the result. He was also the host of Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza in January 2010, and wrote and presented his award-winning documentary about Alfred Russel Wallace, Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero, in 2013.Not necessarily a book for experts, but perfect for someone who is teetering on the edge of discovering the delights of the natural world. Bill Bailey's remarkable guide to British birds - Bill Bailey in Used condition from our huge selection of cheap books. Bill Bailey is an experienced birdwatcher and effortlessly throws in some interesting facts along the way. Whether you're looking for some textbooks for university, the latest biography or a travel guide - you'll find what you need in our categories. He is also the author of Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds and Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to spotting some of the more unfamiliar species on future hikes in the British Isles.

A quick but rewarding read, Bill Bailey's endearing and light-hearted sketches, anecdotes, and reflections on his top 51 birds of Britain make Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds as amusing as it is informative (his observation that the Pied Wagtail has claimed the motorway services as its playground, for example, was particularly astute and diverting!Farmers have been messing with the environment and destroying birds either indirectly through their actions or deliberately culling for centuries. His earliest memories are of family outings with parents, grandparents and cousins, ticking the birds off in his little Observer's Book of Birds. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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