Beguiled by Birds
Part history, part life story, Beguiled by Birds describes the course of British birdwatching, particularly over its last 125 years. Over its long history, the study of birds has undergone dramatic changes in rationale and methodology. As the technological expertise available to us has grown, our understanding and appreciation of natural systems and the natural world has evolved. Now it is a hugely popular hobby among all sorts of people. Still fired up by birds every day, Ian vividly describes the traditions, pleasures and pains of being a purposeful observer.