A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring (WILDGuides)
Britain is home to fifteen species of breeding birds of prey,from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtakingWhite-tailed Eagle.In this handsomely illustrated book, acclaimed British filmmakerand naturalist David Cobham offers unique and deeply personalinsights into Britain's birds of prey and how they are faringtoday. He delves into the history of these magnificent birds andtalks in depth with the scientists and conservationists who arestriving to safeguard them. In doing so, he profiles the writers,poets and filmmakers who have done so much to change the public'sperception of birds of prey. There are success stories—five birdsof prey that were extinct have become reestablished with viablepopulations—but persecution is still rife.Featuring drawings by famed wildlife artist Bruce Pearson, thisbook reveals why we must cherish and celebrate our birds of prey,and why we neglect them at our peril.