By Simon Wood
Essex is of nationwide and foreign significance to many migrating and wintering wildfowl and waders, which might be came upon at the estuaries. additional inland, the Lea Valley harbours very important populations of a number of species in the complicated of reservoirs and gravel-pits. somewhere else, the varied behavior of wooded area and parkland, heaths and commons, agricultural land and concrete parts suggest that at all occasions of 12 months there's the chance to work out upwards of a hundred species in a day with little attempt. This ebook analyses and summarises all of the info collated and documented during the last two hundred years and comprises to be had documents to the tip of 2004. Introductory chapters talk about the geology and habitats of Essex and the fantastic fossil chook list. the person bills offer an up to date prestige of every species and styles of prevalence inside of Essex. A distribution map is incorporated for many breeding species. A breakdown and research are supplied for all county rarities. Superb line drawings and images illustrate the book, all via gifted neighborhood artists and photographers. This publication is a necessary reference for anyone who has watched birds during this awesome county.
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