This 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.