The first real book from the British Bird Tours publishing house has hit the cybershelves. Here’s an extract:
“Effectively in the centre of one of the world’s biggest cities, a visit to Regent’s Park can yield an astonishing average of 45 species. True to the capital’s cosmopolitan nature, the highlights tend to be foreign species that have made London their home. Rose-ringed parakeets, Egyptian geese, mandarin ducks and red-crested pochards boost the total. Homegrown specialities are grey wagtail and breeding pintail.
“Many more exotic waterfowl inhabit the Park, such as bar-headed goose, smew and summering whooper swans. These are free-roaming specimens from collections and should not be counted.”