Britains BirdsThere’s a lot I could write, even in a simple introduction, about the new Princeton University Press / WILDGuides book Britain’s Birds:An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland by Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop and David Tipling.

I could point out that it provides “comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland.”

I could expand with the fact that it is the “only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered” in the region.

I could even go on to note that it contains “more than 3,200 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features.”

Or I could simply recommend that you take two minutes and thirty-three seconds to view this lovely video that the publisher has produced which tells you all of this and more – all accompanied by a host of images from the book itself.