There are lots of people I've met through my blog, virtually and some in real life, and it is very hard to say just how much everyone has inspired and supported me over the years. All the little comments on the blog or on twitter, little snippets of encouragement have meant so much to me. Some people have been very generous with their knowledge as I've been growing my own understanding of the natural world.
|Birdwatching London will be in my bag when I|
visit the capital!
David has been very supportive as long as I can remember. Lots of nice comments and tweets and always willing to help with a bird ID if I've been struggling. We've tried to arrange meets ups a few times but somehow our paths have never quite crossed.
Recently, well in honestly a little while ago now, I got a DM from David offering to send me a copy of his book - Birdwatching London. Well, I'm from Yorkshire so it's hard to turn down "owt for nowt" so I gladly accepted his generous offer.
What a lovely book. It's almost pocket sized so it's easy to take on a trip and I'll be making sure I have it whenever I head down to London. In the book David covers 38 sites around the capital where you can do some good bird watching. I don't get to London that often so it's really useful for someone like me to know where I can go to escape the hustle and bustle and get a bit of a nature fix. Through this book I've learnt there's even a little nearby space to visit if I've a bit of time to spare when I'm waiting for a train - though I have to wait until next year now as they're building a new visitor centre at LWT - Camley Street Natural Park.
|This is the Landmark London Bird for me -|
always like to see these exotic beauties when I visit.
In between the site write-ups are features on Landmark London Birds, species such as Peregrine Falcon, King Fisher, Ring Necked Parakeet. These little added inclusions are lovely and tell you a bit about each species, a bit about their history in the capital, sometimes a bit about David's personal experience of that species or how best to find them.
|Thanks David - and I'm sure I will!|
So thank you David for all your kind words and support whilst I've been blogging and discovering nature. Thank you too for the wonderful book which I will enjoy and will make sure I use when I visit London.
If you'd like to do the same you can pick up a copy here - https://www.nhbs.com/birdwatching-london-book
Hope you enjoyed,