Bearded Tit

From his Cornish boyhood, Rory recounts his lifetime of birdwatching, looking at his first skylark whereas stoned; his again and again failed makes an attempt to wake up on the dawn just like the actual twitchers; and his mistaken bid to teach his mate Danny within the methods of birding.

Rory's story is a completely academic, sometimes lyrical and hugely fun romp throughout the hidden byways of birdwatching.

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