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A Patch Made in Heaven: A Year of Birdwatching in One Place

A Patch Made in Heaven A Year of Birdwatching in One Place The popular view of birdwatchers or twitchers is of people who rush madly from one end of the country to another to tick birds off their lists But behind the headlines are an army of enthusiasts who d

  • Title: A Patch Made in Heaven: A Year of Birdwatching in One Place
  • Author: Dominic Couzens
  • ISBN: 9780709091127
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The popular view of birdwatchers or twitchers is of people who rush madly from one end of the country to another to tick birds off their lists But behind the headlines are an army of enthusiasts who do quite the reverse they stay devotedly within a small local area, their Patch, and enthuse and obsess about the birds within it They are every bit as committed and ecceThe popular view of birdwatchers or twitchers is of people who rush madly from one end of the country to another to tick birds off their lists But behind the headlines are an army of enthusiasts who do quite the reverse they stay devotedly within a small local area, their Patch, and enthuse and obsess about the birds within it They are every bit as committed and eccentric as their far traveling counterparts A Patch Made in Heaven is the diary of a wildlife watching year in a single square kilometer of southern England Written in wryly humorous style, it details the birds, the animals, and the human visitors that turn up and use this tiny parcel of land It chronicles the delights, disappointments, and frustrations that go with dedicated patch watching, and also uncovers all sorts of unusual and unexpected details about what we might think are familiar British creatures Although the book is set on one particular Patch, the real location is not revealed because most of its wildlife, and most of its events, can be witnessed anywhere by anyone, making A Patch Made in Heaven a great celebration of the British countryside and its wildlife.

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    1 thought on “A Patch Made in Heaven: A Year of Birdwatching in One Place

    1. Couzens has written her a book that is not ground-breaking but accurately reflects his highlights and low points of birdwatching at the same 'patch' over a number of years. The patch in question has had details modified so that it is not obvious as to its exact location, and leaves you to concentrate on the birds and other animals that he sees.The book is split into 12 chapters, one per month. There are several sections in each chapter each corresponding to a specific day and date and are not st [...]

    2. A book detailing a year (plus highlights) in the authors bird watching "Patch", concentrating on the birding highlights rather than the area or patch as the author calls it.For someone who is currently snatch reading - ie catching a few minutes here and there to read this sort of book, which is divided into short episodes of a few pages each, detailing a visit works well. In other words its written like diary entries each giving a short episode in the history of his visits.The text is well writt [...]

    3. A lovely gentle book about the highs and a few lows of patch-watching through the seasons. Observant with a sprinkling of dry humour, I really enjoyed the writer's style. I used to have a patch before moving house last year; I miss it and this book reminds me why it's high time I found a new one.

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