Birds in Norfolk: A National and International Perspective
Birds in Norfolk is a celebration of Norfolk's birdlife. It is written by Andy Brown and includes 115 watercolour paintings and numerous watercolour sketches by James McCallum. Norfolk is famed as the best county in Britain for year round birdwatching and has a long history of bird recording. Birds in Norfolk is more than a county avifauna – instead the importance of the area, past and present, is seen from both a national and international perspective. Some of the county's most famous habitats, such as the North Norfolk Marshes, Breckland and Broadland are looked at in detail. There are chapters devoted to the county's specialist species such as breeding waders, harriers, wintering waterfowl, waders and passerines. The list of bird species recorded in Norfolk is enviable and some of the rare visitors and spectacular 'falls' of common migrant birds also feature. James McCallum's watercolours compliment the text and are not simply commissioned illustrations but outdoor paintings and sketches completed on location in Norfolk. Concise picture captions have been written by the artist detailing date, location, weather and relevant behaviour. These add further authenticity to the pages and give Birds in Norfolk an extra personal dimension.
Please note that volume 22 in this series was originally announced as A Celebration of Butterflies, but that this title has been abandoned.
"This is a fine addition to the long series of Norfolk bird literature. At a casual glance, it might almost be dismissed as a coffee-table work, a vehicle for the display of impressionistic and highly original paintings by James McCallum. [...] It is in fact very much more than such a showcase, with a scholarly and far-ranging text updating records and commentary [...]" – David Ballance, Ibis 159(1), December 2016
- ISBN: 9781904078319
- Author(s): Andy Brown, James McCallum
- Stock Code: 4078319
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations, Tables
- Pages: 277
- Published: 2016
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Covers more than 70 sites, including many previously under appreciated areas as well as established hot-spots. Detailed map of each reserve located with the relevant text. 3rd Edition.
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Living in North Norfolk, where he was born and raised, James McCallum spends most of his time out of doors, either wardening, monitoring wildlife or drawing and painting.
This celebration of his artistic talent is a month-by-month account of his observations, particularly of the wealth of birdlife for which Norfolk is justly famous.
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This is an expressive synthesis of written and photographic forms for each of the subjects of encounter. It concerns itself with the very coastline, the seashore, the cliff top and the shingle bank. It is where the land becomes the sea.
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Norfolk is the birding hot spot of England visited by many prominent birdwatchers from all parts of the UK & Europe. As a result of this intense coverage much new information is learned about the county's avifauna each year with the result that previous books have become very much out of date. This latest publication covers the history of ornithology in Norfolk its birding personalities conservation ringing migration & the current status & distribution of all 435 or so recorded species.