Sunday Book Review – Winging It: birding for low flyers by Andrew Fallan

Winging it - Birding for low-flyersThis book is another one about being an ‘avid’ birder in a world of experts who are better    at identifying birds than are you.

It’s a somewhat engaging journey around well-known birding localities seeing and missing birds.  I was pleased every time that Andrew Fallan saw his target species and he does collect a fairly impressive list of rarities – Grey-cheeked Thrush, Pallas’s Warbler and Red-flanked Bluetail for example.  We don’t get that much of a description of each occasion as we are carried off to the next bird.

It didn’t grip me.

Winging it: birding for low flyers by  Andrew Fallan is published by Brambleberry Books and is available on Amazon as is Mark Avery’s Fighting for Birds.

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1 Reply to “Sunday Book Review – Winging It: birding for low flyers by Andrew Fallan”

  1. Birding books are fine, new information, new birds, new artists, new ideas. But, every other birder thinks he has a story these days. Most that I've flipped through fall into two distinct categories: bland or syrupy. There are exceptions ' The Big Year' was well written and 'Kingbird Highway' a classic - I'd still urge beginners to read Bill Oddie's LBBB, as a young birder (thirty years ago) it described my weekends very accurately

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