By David Cobham,Chris Packham,Bruce Pearson

Britain is domestic to 15 species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. during this handsomely illustrated publication, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham bargains targeted and deeply own insights into Britain's birds of prey and the way they're faring this present day. He delves into the heritage of those wonderful birds and talks extensive with the scientists and conservationists who're striving to shield them. In doing so, he profiles the writers, poets and filmmakers who've performed quite a bit to alter the public's notion of birds of prey. There are luck stories—five birds of prey that have been extinct became reestablished with possible populations—but persecution remains to be rife. that includes drawings by means of famed natural world artist Bruce Pearson, this ebook unearths why we needs to cherish and have a good time our birds of prey, and why we forget them at our peril.

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