Originally published in 1929. The author devoted many years to the close observation of birds, particularly in the West of England. The illustrated contents include: The Aesthetic Appeal of Bird Watching - The Woodlark - The Pied Flycatcher - Ravens and Peregrines - The Common Buzzard - Birds in a Mendip Wood - Exmoor and its Birds - Bird Song - Birds in Captivity - The Ring and the Bird - Birds and Poets - Bird Tables etc. Many of the earliest bird books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.