BIRDWATCHING was a big part of my family life when I was growing up. There were trips to Wales to watch red kites over Lake Bala, soggy days trying to glimpse avocets in Norfolk and lots of arguments with my brother over binoculars and whether I really saw that goldcrest.
This book is more concerned with the birds you don’t need binoculars to see. During Lockdown, garden birds like wood pigeons, sparrows and crows have been my comforting old friends, triggering memories and sometimes flying me back to strange, forgotten otherworlds hiding in the shadows under the ivy.
This little booklet brings together poems, pictures and one story all about these wilder birds.
The book measures 15 x 21 cm and is 20 pages long.