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David TiplingThe Birdwatcher's Guide to Digital Photography
  Publication date: June 2006
  Trim size: 228mm x 152mm, 144 pages, 400 pictures
  Paperback with Flaps,
ISBN 1-904705-84-7
  Price: £14.99 (less than £10 at Amazon)
  (Buy from Amazon now and support this site)

Ease of use, immediate viewing and sharing of photos, plus the ability to alter shots on their home computer makes digital photography the obvious choice for the aspiring bird photographer. Readers will learn about shooting birds in flight, in their back gardens, from a hide, or in close-up wth this friendly, practical guide. The different types of lenses and their uses, digital cameras and how to use them to obtain the best images, and how to manipulate photos on a home computer are all covered. Readers will also discover how to entice birds nearer to their camera, take long-range close-ups, and also learn about the legal restrictions on photographing wild birds.

Osprey DVDRutland Ospreys on DVD
The story of the remarkable project to reintroduce Ospreys to central England is available in the form of a DVD, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, patron of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

The film lasts 50 minutes and includes remarkable footage of Ospreys fishing, as well as describing the rationale and methods used in the translocation.The DVD won an award at the 2006 Communications in Business awards ceremony: it was the winner in the category "Video/audio CD/DVD for external audiences".

The DVD retails for £12.99 with all proceeds going to the work of the project. Please send a cheque for £14.49 (to include p&p) made out to "Leicestershire Wildlife Sales" and post it to: Osprey Project, Birdwatching Centre, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BY. For overseas, or credit card sales please send an email or phone 01572-770651.

Time to StareTime to Stare
Wildlife in a corner of Britain
Ray Armstrong
ISBN 0954572661

This is one of the nicest wildlife books we have seen recently. Although it features birds extensively, a lot of attention is also given to all types of other wildlife (I particularly like the photograph of an adder). Photographer and writer Ray Armstrong has captured some wonderful scenes from his local patch in Wales and the images are printed on quality paper making it a joy to thumb through this book. Features over 100 photographs, including this Dipper, left. The writing is also enjoyable and you will learn much of interest whatever your level of knowledge.

Special Offer - The RRP of the book is £19.95 but the publishers are making it available to our readers for £17.95 with free postage and packaging. Send cheque made payable to 'Grice Chapman' along with your address to:

Grice Chapman
Time To Share Offer
The Shire House
Burgh next Alysham
Norwich NR11 6TP

Angels from the NorthAngels from the North
A portrait of The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Richard Taylor-Jones with a foreword by Bill Oddie

A beautifully crafted coffee table book, Angels from the North, is inspired by the thousands of Bewick's and Whooper swans that migrate to WWT's wetlands each winter. The book delves much deeper into WWT than just its swans. Taylor-Jones turns his lens, with a variety of interesting and contemporary techniques, on ducks, geese, mammals, invertebrates and most notably - people.

£25 - Buy direct from the WWT website shop

Angels from the North
Wild about the Wild

by Iolo Williams
A year in the life of the wildlife expert, which takes him from Wales to Costa Rica, Taiwan to Turkey, Indonesia to Alaska and more, written in a diary format and full of careful observation and honest comment. Highly recommended - a great Christmas gift too!

£14.99 - Buy direct from Amazon (and help support this site!)

Angels from the North
Nature Detectives' Handbook

Foreward by Ray Mears

This is an ideal resource to help younger readers explore and understand the world around them - from their own garden to woods and nature trails further afield. 50 secies are included from trees and birds, and amphibians to butterflies. Fully illustrated and fun stickers.

£7.99 - Buy direct from Amazon (and help support this site!)

Angels from the North
Seton Gordon's Scotland : an anthology

Compiled by Hamish Brown

Born in 1886, Seton Gordon was a writer, photographer, naturalist and hill walker. This fascinating compilation of his writings will appeal to anyone interested in the land and wildlife of Scotland. He was the first person to photograph Golden Eagle's at the nest and the book features many of his photographs, often illustrating a world that has dissapeared, eg his photographs and account of the inhabitants of St Kilda which he visited two years before the island was evacuated.

240 × 170 mm; 352pp, hardback, Liberally illustrated using original photographs. ISBN 1-904445-22-5 £25.00

Available from:
Whittles Publishing. Caithness, Scotland
T: +44(0)1593-731 333
F: +44(0)1593-731 400

Bird food & feeders, Nesting boxes, Bat boxes, Insect homes
Bird Ventures is a wildlife and nature study shop selling everything you may need to feed, watch and care for your birds. We sell nest boxes for Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Woodpeckers, Tits, Treecreeper, Kestrel and House Sparrow.  Hedgehog Homes, butterfly boxes, bug boxes, Books, gloves, hats etc. If it has anything to with wildlife we have it or we can get it !
9b Chapel Yard, Albert Street, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HG
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