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The Wren : A Biography
by Stephen Moss




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'This fascinating biography . . . A perfect Christmas present for any birder' Birdwatching

From the BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The Robin A Biography, STEPHEN MOSS:

The wren is a paradox of a bird. They are Britain's most common bird, with 8.5 million breeding pairs and have by far the loudest song in proportion to their size. They also thrive up and down Britain and Ireland: from the smallest city garden to remote offshore islands, blustery moors to chilly mountains.Yet many people are not sure if they have ever seen a wren. Perhaps because the wren is so tiny, weighing just as much as two A4 sheets of paper, and so busy, always on the move, more mouse than bird.

However if we cast our eyes back to recent history wrens were a mainstay of literary, cultural and popular history. The wren was on postage stamps and the farthing, it featured in nursery rhymes and greetings cards, poems and rural 'wren hunts', still a recent memory in Ireland particularly.

With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this fascinating bird that lives right on our doorstep.

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Overview

'This fascinating biography . . . A perfect Christmas present for any birder' Birdwatching

From the BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The Robin A Biography, STEPHEN MOSS:

The wren is a paradox of a bird. They are Britain's most common bird, with 8.5 million breeding pairs and have by far the loudest song in proportion to their size. They also thrive up and down Britain and Ireland: from the smallest city garden to remote offshore islands, blustery moors to chilly mountains.Yet many people are not sure if they have ever seen a wren. Perhaps because the wren is so tiny, weighing just as much as two A4 sheets of paper, and so busy, always on the move, more mouse than bird.

However if we cast our eyes back to recent history wrens were a mainstay of literary, cultural and popular history. The wren was on postage stamps and the farthing, it featured in nursery rhymes and greetings cards, poems and rural 'wren hunts', still a recent memory in Ireland particularly.

With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this fascinating bird that lives right on our doorstep.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781910931936
  • ISBN-10: 1910931934
  • Publisher: Square Peg
  • Publish Date: March 2020
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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