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The perfect gift for any young bird-watcher, this beautifully illustrated spotter guide is an ideal introduction to garden birds.
Illustrated in a bright, contemporary style, this is a modern guide to the most common garden birds from the tiny goldcrest to the magnificent magpie, taking in such favourites as the robin, the wren, the sparrowhawk and the colourful starling. This information book for young children is packed with information and fun facts – everything you need to know to help you learn about and identify birds. With key facts about size, habitat, diet and population, there are detailed descriptions of each bird and tips to help you spot them in your own park or garden. There is even a special, “Did you know?” section on each bird, which all young ornithologists will love!
From the Publisher
Robins are unmistakable with their bright red breast feathers, which they puff up in winter to help them stay warm. They have a beautiful song and are one of the earliest birds in the dawn chorus. Robins are most often thought of at Christmas.
These cheerful-looking birds are colourful and easy to spot in your garden. They lay their eggs in holes in trees or nest boxes, if there is one nearby. They are very common in gardens and rarely fl y more than 20 km from where they hatch.
The sparrowhawk is the bird of prey you are most likely to see in your garden. They often reuse the same nesting area and usually keep the same mate. They can fl y very fast and will dash from the cover of a hedge or bush to surprise and catch their prey.
The wren weighs less than a pencil and can be hard to spot as they like to stay close to the ground. Look out for their short brown tail that sticks right up in the air. The male birds build the nests in nooks and crannies and then the female birds line them with feathers.