Bird book flies to top award by leading critic

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An INSIGHT into what it’s like to be a bird through the eyes of an expert from Sheffield University has been named nature book of the year by a national newspaper.

Featuring a chapter focussing on each sense - including vision, smell, touch, taste, and magnetic sense - Bird Sense, by Professor Tim Birkhead, expands our understanding of bird behaviour, how we study them and makes many discoveries along the way.

Guardian critic Stephen Moss chose Bird Sense as his nature book of the year, describing it as a ‘perfect combination of learning and insight along with style and accessibility’.

He added: “Birkhead wears his knowledge lightly, and conveys complex scientific concepts – such as the way migrant birds navigate – in an easily understandable way. A magnificent achievement.”