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By H.G Alexander

Seventy Years of Birdwatching isn't really actually an autobiography, there's too little concerning the writer in it, even though the character of this unprecedented, shy and delicate guy comes via. it is a ebook approximately birdwatching, birdwatchers and, principally, birds. it really is, in a few degree, additionally a background of the advance of recent ornithology in Britain -although the author's birdwatching prolonged over components of 3 continents, Europe, India and North the USA. H. G. Alexander begun birdwatching in earnest in 1898 and hasn't ever stopped. He has met or corresponded with lots of the top ornithologists of this century; his first article in British Birds seemed in 1909, and it may possibly shock many to find how a lot of useful ornithology that's deliberated this present day was once debated and practised such a lot of years in the past. in the course of greater than seventy years the writer has witnessed vital adjustments in resident and migrant poultry populations in Britain. Dungeness, for instance, used to be nearly as uninhabited because the moon while he first knew it and Kentish Plovers bred there through the ranking, yet Carrion Crows have been a rarity. through the years he observed the slow decline of the Red-backed Shrike, Corncrake and Wryneckbut he used to be instrumental in bringing one chook to Britain, the hitherto 'undiscovered' Willow Tit which he, with others, helped to determine. Fifty years in the past H. G. Alexander had already coated rankings of six-inch Ordnance Survey maps together with his mapping files and those, along with his notebooks and correspondence with contemporaries, offer an soaking up glimpse of a birdwatching period that was once fascinatingly like and but not like our personal. might be it's because state-of-the-art birdwatcher has in simple terms to show the pages to be enthralled.

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