Winging it: Birding for Low-flyers

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Books that simply detail the obsession of a birder – and birders are generally obsessive by nature – can be tedious. One 'tick' after another doesn't make for very entertaining or enlightening reading, but this little book is different. The author writes with ease and imagination and his prose is a joy to read. This tale is accompanied by a parallel story of romance as he manages to find a like-minded soul mate. A very enjoyable read. – Jenny Steel, www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk

There is no birder out there who never gets it wrong, although there are a great many who would have you believe otherwise so it is refreshing to tag along with an average birder who can demonstrate that the richness and beauty of birding is all about the experience not the theory. Nice one Andrew. – Fat Birder, February 2012

The latest in a fairly long line of birding and twitching books, this tells the story of Andrew Fallan s concept of birding 'low-flyers' certainly strikes a chord; after all, we can t all be the next birding equivalent of George Michael or Richard Dawkins. The author quickly classifies himself as one of the massed ranks of birding 'low-flyers', someone who 'cannot lay claim to any of the skills, abilities, achievements of some of the top names...within the birding community'. The diary-like chronicling of Andrew's experience makes for a gentle read, meandering as it does from his early years exploring the fabulously-named Fobbing marshes to a life-changing trip to the Isle of Skye that rekindled his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Whilst I didn t find myself laughing out loud at the tales, I was pleasantly reminded of many of my own early experiences in birding... --Nick Moran, BTO online, 2013 Andrew's journey into birdwatching as a boy. Early trips with his brother to the marshes in Essex and Kent will ring bells with many of us who followed similar paths of birding. There are many accounts of day-trips with the triumph and downfalls that beset all young birders. For a time, Andrew gives up the hobby, but he later rekindles the interest and, with his girlfriend (now wife), he travels more widely. Andrew never makes it into what I am sure he would see as the upper echelons of birding and clearly feels a bit of an outsider and, in that respect, I think his story will feel familiar to many people. This is a short read, but an enjoyable one, and better than I expected. – Birding World, April 2012

Andrew Fallan has written the latest in a recent growing genre of birders’ Andrew Fallan s concept of birding 'low-flyers' certainly strikes a chord; after all, we can t all be the next birding equivalent of George Michael or Richard Dawkins. The author quickly classifies himself as one of the massed ranks of birding 'low-flyers', someone who 'cannot lay claim to any of the skills, abilities, achievements of some of the top names...within the birding community'. The diary-like chronicling of Andrew's experience makes for a gentle read, meandering as it does from his early years exploring the fabulously-named Fobbing marshes to a life-changing trip to the Isle of Skye that rekindled his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Whilst I didn t find myself laughing out loud at the tales, I was pleasantly reminded of many of my own early experiences in birding... --Nick Moran, BTO online, 2013 autobiographies. Fallan describes how he got the bug, what this has led to through his life and many of the ups and downs of this pastime. This endearing tale recounts the continuous, occasionally desperate search for those rarities that appear in the UK occasionally, the failures and the successes, trials and tribulations of chasing birds, and reported sightings around the UK. Fallan lives in Essex, not known as a destination for great birding, and seems to spend much of the book longing for Norfolk, where he and his partner have many successes, but find themselves being brushed aside by some of the 'me first' crowd. Packham says "I do definitely concur with his thoughts on a proportion of the twitching fraternity. They actually put me off birding for a while in the same fashion that football thuggery put me off going to see the beautiful game." (Southampton fan - Eds. note). – www.wildlifeextra.com, June 2013 --www.wildlifeextra.com, June 2013

Andrew Fallan s concept of birding 'low-flyers' certainly strikes a chord; after all, we can t all be the next birding equivalent of George Michael or Richard Dawkins. The author quickly classifies himself as one of the massed ranks of birding 'low-flyers', someone who 'cannot lay claim to any of the skills, abilities, achievements of some of the top names...within the birding community'. The diary-like chronicling of Andrew's experience makes for a gentle read, meandering as it does from his early years exploring the fabulously-named Fobbing marshes to a life-changing trip to the Isle of Skye that rekindled his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Whilst I didn t find myself laughing out loud at the tales, I was pleasantly reminded of many of my own early experiences in birding... --Nick Moran, BTO online, 2013

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Foreword by Chris Packham. Do you have a passion for wildlife, and do you enjoy watching birds? Are you also hopeless at identifying some of the more difficult ones? Do you feel lost without a field guide, and can you count on both hands the number of birds that you can identify by their calls alone?

If the answer to these questions is 'yes' you are not alone. In 'Winging it: Birding for Low-flyers', Andrew Fallan recounts the highs and the lows, the trials and tribulations, of being an avid birder in a world seemingly populated by experts and high-flyers. All those with an interest in birds and other wildlife will identify with and enjoy these engaging tales. Hence, they are invited to join an often humorous and irreverent journey around the UK: from the heavily industrialised Thames estuary to Minsmere and the north Norfolk coast, from the Scilly Isles to the majestic scenery of Wales, all the way in fact to the rocky grandeur of the highlands and islands of Scotland. Against the backdrop of our green and pleasant land, the author examines – through his own experiences – the often spectacular beauty of our wildlife, and encourages us to seek solace in the simple enjoyment of birds.

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Description du livre Brambleby Books, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. État : New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Foreword by Chris Packham. Do you have a passion for wildlife, and do you enjoy watching birds? Are you also hopeless at identifying some of the more difficult ones? Do you feel lost without a field guide, and can you count on both hands the number of birds that you can identify by their calls alone? If the answer to these questions is yes you are not alone. In Winging it - Birding for low-flyers, Andrew Fallan recounts the highs and the lows, the trials and tribulations, of being an avid birder in a world seemingly populated by experts and high-flyers. All those with an interest in birds and other wildlife will identify with and enjoy these engaging tales. Hence, they are invited to join an often humorous and irreverent journey around the UK: from the heavily industrialised Thames estuary to Minsmere and the north Norfolk coast, from the Scilly Isles to the majestic scenery of Wales, all the way in fact to the rocky grandeur of the highlands and islands of Scotland. Against the backdrop of our green and pleasant land, the author examines - through his own experiences - the often spectacular beauty of our wildlife, and encourages us to seek solace in the simple enjoyment of birds. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9780955392856

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Description du livre Brambleby Books, 2011. État : New. Foreword by Chris Packham. The author recounts his own experiences - the highs and the lows, the trials and tribulations - of being an avid birder in a world seemingly populated by experts and high-flyers. Join him on an often humorous and irreverent journey around the UK. Num Pages: 145 pages. BIC Classification: WNCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 134 x 10. Weight in Grams: 204. Birding for Low-flyers. 145 pages. Foreword by Chris Packham. The author recounts his own experiences - the highs and the lows, the trials and tribulations - of being an avid birder in a world seemingly populated by experts and high-flyers. Join him on an often humorous and irreverent journey around the UK. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WNCB. Dimension: 200 x 134 x 10. Weight: 206. . 2011. Paperback. . . . . N° de réf. du libraire V9780955392856

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