Who took the birds out o f British ornithology? 

I suspect that Colin Bibby's plea for a return to the enjoyment of birds (Brit. Birds, 6 8 : 100-102) is a reflection on current ornithological literature rather than on the attitudes of ornithologists. Birdwatching could not have become so popular a national pastime unless it provided a genuine source of pleasure. Even the most hard-boiled s


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