Friend of Exeter College Andrew K Davies has published a new book, My Spring Watches, which he has made available for free through Kindle.
Mr Davies is an internationally recognised British ornithologist and bird photographer. This well-written book traces his unique and fascinating journey from rookie photographer to respected field researcher. It includes birds of the Home Counties, where Mr Davies lives, as well as birds of Scotland and India.
The birds include Kestrels, Sparrowhawks, Little Owls, birds of moorland, heathland, farmland and open country, as well as waders, sea birds of the far north and Little Bitterns. There are approximately 250 stunning photographs, mostly colour. Topics discussed include global warming, conservation strategies and photographic issues. There is also a chapter about the Mandarin Ducks, for which Mr Davies is best known. Journalist and writer Willie Newlands contributes an independent, unedited Foreword, which he concludes with the following words: “This is a book about the birding virtues. And about sharing the pleasure of the chase”.
My Spring Watches is available in paperback for £35, but Mr Davies is particularly keen to encourage people to download the e-edition of the book for free through Kindle. He suggests that all readers should “try before they buy”, and through reading the Kindle edition they can make an informed decision whether they would like to own a hardcopy of the book.
To read more and to purchase the free Kindle edition or the paperback edition of My Spring Watches click here.