by Stuart Winter
This book offers a window into the sometimes shady worlds of tabloid journalism and bird watching. In the process it explores the full stories behind the very best scoops. There are tales of obsession - travelling the length and breadth of the country in pursuit of rarities, tragedy - risking life and limb in the line of duty, celebrity - both human and avian, from Jeremy Clarkson and David Attenborough to 'Sammy the Stilt', crime - from felony to rivalries that turned nasty and scandal - just what is the most debauched use of a bird hide. It covers all the key birding events and personalities of the past two decades and beyond.