A carriage trade item for enthusiasts on the subject of birds -- or of sketching birds from nature. A beautiful book, with sixteen exquisite full page water colors, and thirty six pages of pencil sketches. For the average reader, seeking information about the specific birds included, the accompanying notes are very good reading, a combination of close observation and personal experience in seeking out the birds he is depicting. From the Hebrides to Iceland, from Wales to the waters of southern England, from close observation through a glass, from blinds built near nesting places-the artist has pursued his hobby with passionate fidelity and devotion. There is wide variation in selection of birds, -- game birds, golden eagles, falcons, owls; to goldfinch raven and kingfisher. A very special item.