When you think of a bird identification book, that would not normally think of reading a pleasure. Pete Dunne, this has changed with his 2006 book. Dunne is a great writer. Hawks I read his book years ago, and has been its ability to bring the reader's imagination in his writings descriptive intimidated. I remember from this book, where he compared an American kestrel with a Merlin. He said that Merlin is a Kestrel as Harley Davidsonon a scooter. For birdWatchers, the birds know it's an apt description. He also asked the gyrfalcon a bird of "fire and ice".
The Essential Field Guide Companion Dunne goes through all the bird species commonly found in the United States with an account that most of the things for which there is simply not enough room in the field discussed the true leadership, and does so in a manner read on you.
Each species account has a memorable moniker. The Egrets"Instead of lichens stalker." Red node is the "Robin-snipe." This is a discussion of "status" in which the distribution and the probability that the bird will be discussed below. Then a list of other birds found to be expected are listed as living species. This is a debate on migration. A discussion of useful things to identify in the field. He focuses primarily on the flight characteristics and behavior. Both issues of field identificationsparsely covered most of the field guides, although Sibley has identified at least comMenting flight.
You'll love this book, if you're a lover of birds, and if you read it, you can become an observer of birds. It 'a good story.Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion