A Wealth of Wildlife - Alan Stewart

A Wealth of Wildlife - Alan Stewart

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‘The author is ever alert, taking time to note the beauty of his surrounding, the birds and birdsong.’

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‘The author is ever alert, taking time to note the beauty of his surrounding, the birds and birdsong.’

Scots Magazine

Alan Stewart’s account of a year walking a Highland Perthshire farming and shooting estate demonstrates that a vast range of wildlife can thrive where conservation is embraced within land management.

The book is a culmination of a lifetime’s knowledge of wildlife, the author guiding the reader into the secret lives of the birds and animals in his native Perthshire. His country lore allows him to watch a hunting goshawk and a sleepy tawny owl after being alerted to their presence by other birds; you can almost hear the songs of birds such as mistle thrush, lapwing and common sandpiper.

There are vivid narratives of encounters with less commonly seen birds such as the white-tailed eagle, snow goose, crossbill, green woodpecker and garden warbler.

The author has close assignations with mammals such as fallow deer and red squirrels and follows the fascinating trail of a hunting fox in the snow.