Want to know more about birds in Surrey? Why not join Surrey Bird Club?
Subscriptions are only £15 a year and this brings you a quarterly magazine, an annual bird report, organised field meetings and lectures.
But I’ve negotiated an absolutely cracking deal! Sign up with a direct debit at www.surreybird- club.org.uk and you will be given a copy of the 700 page ground-breaking book Birds Of Surrey, by Jeffrey J. Wheatley, TOTALLY FREE. Its cover price is £35.
‘Nuff said. And no, this isn’t an April fool joke.
Published in 2007, it includes records from an army of keen birders, including myself, a systematic list and species accounts, breeding distribution maps, analysis of breeding surveys, population estimates, charts and histograms, ground and aerial photographs, plus vignettes, paintings and line drawings.
There are also background chapters on climate, history, geology, personalities, other societies and habitats and the effects of human intervention.
The offer applies while stocks last only