It gives us great pleasure to announce that we will be able to award a prize to the winner of the green birding league (see the previous post for details). Those good people at The Sound Approach have donated a copy of their fascinating book Catching the Bug as the prize here. We don't think there could be a more suitable prize for the green birding league - woven into the books beautiful artwork, photos and recordings is an ode to a local patch, told with a true patchers love, but with an eye on the uncertainty of the future due to climate change. A must for the green patcher - if you don't win it, buy it!
My own copy of this book has been read from cover to cover, and is frequently referred to - as are the recordings - especially those of migrating passerines and waders. Written by birders for birders, and more importantly, by a patcher, this book is sure to strike a chord with whoever wins it.