Garden Birds provides brief descriptions of thirty-five different common birds. Its format follows a set pattern – first the main text, where basic facts are mentioned. Second, a box called ‘Field Notes’ where an interesting fact is related about the species. Third, a ‘Where to Find’ box where the usual location of the specimen is shown on a map. Fourth is a box titled “What to look for’, wherein is briefly listed the species’ size, color, and behavior. Fifth is an illustration and photograph of each species.
Here are a few of the interesting facts mentioned.
An entirely simple definition of the verb ‘mate’ is included in the glossary.
Conclusion. An excellent (though, of course non-comprehensive) pocket guide to garden birds.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret