Sadly I never met Frank Jarvis, although I was well aware of his excellent artwork, the images of birds clearly being based on careful observation and field sketches. In all he kept no fewer than 26 field diaries and this book is based on just two of them. The subtitle of the book is ‘The private Diaries of a Passionate Birdwatcher’ and covers Scotland in 1985-86 and Norfolk from 1986 to 1993.

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Andalucía is the second-largest Spanish province and covers an area slightly larger than Scotland. It plays host to over ten million holidaymakers each year, and if Andalucía was a country in its own right, it would rank 25th in the world league table of tourist destinations!

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What Good Are Birds? is a captivating series of bird-related tales. Spanning everything from gods to life lists via conservation, politics and spies, the author weaves a continuous prose that leads you seamlessly from topic to topic, all set to the backdrop of his birding experience in northern Spain…

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When I browse through bird photographs in magazines, there are several photographers whose work consistently makes me somewhat envious – and one of these is Markus Varesvuo…

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Britain’s Mammals is another new volume in the rapidly expanding WILDGuides series, combining high-quality photographs, innovative design and a succinct but informative text…

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Global Puffin numbers have plummeted in recent years with scientists predicting that without help more than half of the population could disappear within the next generation…

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Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged Hen Harrier near Carlisle.

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This new photographic guide is billed as the ‘First comprehensive field guide to all species recorded in Europe’. Aside from a couple of very recent additions to Europe’s list, this appears to be an accurate claim: 860 species (and some distinctive subspecies) are covered, using 2,200 images…

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Newly published research led by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) sheds light on the impact that climate change has had on common and widespread songbirds across the UK.

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The massive declines in most farmland bird species that have occurred since the 1970s have not been conspicuously reversed in recent years, despite the wide uptake of agri-environment measures by farmers. This is the conclusion one would draw from the Breeding Bird Survey and other national monitoring schemes run by the BTO. But what about the situation at a more local scale?

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