Birds in a Village: A Century on
by Brian Clews
William Henry Hudson penned a book comparing the life of birds in the city and those of a village. As a resident birdwatcher of that same village, the author takes the original account and brings it up to date, not just with what has happened in that particular village, but reflecting also the wider picture concerning birds of village and surrounding landscape. Replying to Hudson's observations chapter by chapter the new text indicates changes in species and populations.
This book will appeal to those with an interest in historic writings, the changes we have seen in our countryside and those particularly interested in the changing fortunes of a variety of bird species.