We all love a field guide but you certainly don't want another one if its just a shelf filler and never used. However this one offers you something very different as it tries to cover all species and sub species with detailed photographs (over 3,200) showing all plumages and ages. The wildfowl & gull pages are ones I'll be using often as I look to improve my own knowledge.
The passages are clear and to the point and I especially liked the migrations routes.
The range of photographs are superb and how they are placed together on the same page is very useful to support size comparison.
My only criticism is the selection of a Robin on the front page. It made the book look like its aimed at just beginners which it certainly isn't.
Congratations to Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop and David Tipling on an awesome publication.
To order your copy try Wild Sounds In Norfolk who donate to % of their profits to wildlife charities.