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Time to Fly: Exploring Bird Migration

Time to Fly: Exploring Bird Migration

Jim Flegg

There are millions of birds on the move to, from and through Britain and Ireland in every month of the year. In August, for instance, Swifts are leaving for southeast Africa, the first Lapwings are arriving from Russia and Arctic Terns can be seen flying south, on their way from Scottish islands to Australia and the Antarctic Ocean. By September, the first Redwings and Fieldfares will have arrived, Swallows will be drifting south and Twite will be leaving Yorkshire moorland to spend the winter on east coast estuaries.

In this book Dr Jim Flegg captures the magic of migration among the birds in seven familiar habitats. He investigates when, why and how this frenetic activity takes place and the hazards that migrants may encounter in their travels. Nearly 100 maps illustrate the journeys of birds as diverse as Manx Shearwater to Cuckoos and Chaffinches.

Please note here is a dispatching charge of £2.00 for this book if the total order value is less than £15.00. 184 pages.

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