product description page

Nightingales in November : A Year in the Lives of Twelve British Birds (Hardcover) (Mike Dilger)

Nightingales in November : A Year in the Lives of Twelve British Birds (Hardcover) (Mike Dilger) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Have you ever wondered what British birds get up to when they're not pinching peanuts, pilfering pyracantha berries or nesting under the eaves?The One Show's natural history star, Mike Dilger, tells us the answers in Nightingales in November.

This beautifully illustrated almanac tells the different stories of twelve well-known birds we deign to call 'British.' Through a lyrical narrative,Nightingales in November showcases amazing avian facts gleaned over decades by birdwatchers, ringers, and nest and migration recorders. The perfect 'dip-into' book, any enquiring naturalist will be able to find out such facts as where British breeding swallows spend Christmas Day, when to look out for juvenile tawny owls, or when to listen for nightingales.

By using a combination of cutting-edge satellite technology and millions of ringing records,Nightingales in November reveals the mysteries of migration, tracking the regular movements of, for example, cuckoos for the eight months they're not in the UK, or divulging why not all robins are the 'stay-at-home' territorial types they were once imagined to be.

Illustrated throughout by Christina Holvey, the birds featured include a rich mix of resident birds, summer visitors, winter visitors and passage migrants.Nightingales in November is a great read for both novice and avid birders alike.

Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Nature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Mike Dilger
Language: English
Street Date: July 19, 2016
TCIN: 51535331
UPC: 9781472915351
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-9507
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.