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Birds in the Calendar

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,65 Sterne; 10 Bewertungen)

Delightful sketches of British wild birds - a bird for every month of the year from the pheasant in January to the robin in December. This collection of articles, reprinted in book form from the periodical The Outlook, is full of fascinating information about bird behaviour and habitat, as well as many interesting anecdotes. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (2 hr 29 min)


January: The Pheasant


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February: The Woodcock


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March: The Woodpigeon


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April: Birds in the High Hall Garden


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May: The Cuckoo


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June: Voices of the Night


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July: Swifts, Swallows and Martins


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August: The Seagull


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September: Birds in the Corn


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October: The Moping Owl


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November: Waterfowl


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December: The Robin Redbreast


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(5 Sterne)

For a characteristically educational book, the tone is surprisingly comical. Full of fun facts and anecdotes, this book shows each species' personality and points out the myths.

Very interesting and informative and of course it is very well r

(5 Sterne)

Short but good

(3 Sterne)

I quite enjoyed this short book and appreciated the fact that the author mentioned birds from other countries. There were references to the sport of bird hunting and shooting, particularly in the early part of the book. But I guess that's a reflection of the time and place it was written. I'd never considered the fact that game birds were bred (and probably still are) for the purpose of sport. I listened to this in the wee hours of the morning, and thanks to the wonderful narration fell asleep rather quickly. So I probably didn't learn as much from it as I would if I had listened to it during waking hours.