In this warm and personal book, Anne Marie McAleese, presenter of BBC Radio Ulster's Your Place and Mine, together with birdwatching expert Dot Blakely, write about the places visited and the birds they found. This uplifting combination of memoir and nature writing covers the whole of Ulster and is illustrated with more than 100 stunning photographs.
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In this warm and personal book, Anne Marie McAleese, presenter of BBC Radio Ulster's Your Place and Mine, together withbirdwatching expert Dot Blakely, write about over 40 places they have visited and the birds they found there. They talk about oystercatchers, fulmars, pied wagtails, buzzards, kestrels, whooper swans, the annual return of the Brent Geese and much more. A combination of memoir and nature writing, the book covers the whole of Ulster, and is illustrated with more than 100 stunning photographs, generously provided by fellow birders, creating an uplifting celebration of our landscape and natural world.
Before meeting Dot, Anne Marie knew that birds flew and that there were a lot of them. More than two decades later, Anne Marie and Dot's regular chat on the radio is as popular as ever with listeners, and Anne Marie continues to be an enthusiastic birding student while peppering their unique conversations with weird and wonderful facts about the places they visit.
Along with Anne Marie's recollections of their many adventures together, Dot demonstrates how to hand feed the birds, how to identify them by sight and sound and provides incredible insights into how birds think and why they behave as they do. There are also sections on the dos and don'ts of nest boxes, feeding, and attracting birds to your own garden.
Homebirds is the perfect way to get to know the birds of Ulster and the beautiful places they can be found.
- Format: Paperback / Softback
- Published On: 28 October 2022
- Publisher: Blackstaff Press
- ISBN / EAN: 9781780733401
- Page Count: 192