About the Book
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography Books
6×9 in, 15×23 cm
- Publish Date Aug 09, 2012
- Tags spencer mac, vicar dibley, ronnie barker, bird articles, bird book, society of wildlife artists, lesmccallum birdwatching, RSPB, norforlk, spencermac, spencer, wales, drawings, swla, birds, wildlife, nature, twitcher, bbc, isleworth, twickenham, richmond, england, bird, les, rspb
I have been interested in birds from the age of ten when I moved from the heavily bombed area of New cross, south London to Roehampton village, opposite Wimbledon Common. What a contrast, woods, ponds, lakes, heath land and birds. From day one my interest in birds had begun. Climbing very high trees, armed with string and a cotton bag,eggs from a variety of nests were plundered, and lowered down to a waiting accomplice .Within a couple of years I became aware that this wasn’t the right thing to do and developed a long and lasting interest in birds and their conservation .I joined the R.S.P.B. in my teens , but never met another Birdwatcher until I encountered an R.S.P.B. stall at a fair in Hampton. It was run by a young lad of 17 , his name was Keith Betton and he persuaded me to come along to a Local members, group meeting the following month in, Twickenham.