By Brett Westwood
Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a topic. Then think that he's in a position to play part a dozen tools - no longer one after one other, yet virtually at the same time, switching without problems among tools and musical kinds with not often a pause for breath. for those who can countenance that, you're midway in the direction of appreciating the extreme track of the nightingale . . .
Wherever we're, there are birds. And anywhere there are birds, there's birdsong. it is often a excitement (and a aid) to listen to sounds which end up the world's nonetheless spinning: even if it is the sighing of migrating redwings on a humid October evening, the twitter of swallows clean in from South Africa in April or the decision of the cuckoo in may possibly.
Based at the scripts of BBC Radio 4's loved year-long sequence, and distilling lifetimes' wisdom, perception and exuberance into those pages, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take you month via month during the 12 months, and the altering lives of our favorite birds. From peregrines swapping sea-cliffs for skyscrapers to swifts spending nearly their whole lives at the wing; from charms of goldfinches to murmurations of starlings; from ptarmigans thriving within the Highland snow to the intense eco-friendly parakeets thronging London's parks; this publication is packed packed with amazing insights and remarkable proof. Tweet of the Day is a booklet for everybody who loves Britain's birds.
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