The Book of the Barn Owl
Few of us know what goes on after dark, underneath the moon. Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl, one of the most mesmerising and elusive icons of the countryside.
‘Fascinating insights… An endearing book for lovers of the barn owl’ Daily Mail
‘Enjoyable and lyrical… enhanced by Vanessa Lubach’s arresting lino prints’ Country Life
‘Packs in everything the amateur nature enthusiast would want to know’ Yorkshire Life
‘This is a gorgeous little book’ Permaculture Magazine
With its heart-shaped face and silent, graceful flight, the barn owl regularly tops the nation’s list of favourite birds. But how much do we really know about this sublime tenant of the night?
Here, bestselling author Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl. Full of fascinating insights, conservation advice and the latest research, this affectionate and timely guide also tells the story of a barn owl’s early life – from first pip of the shell to leaving the nest – a fascinating time in this captivating creature’s journey.
A beautifully written book about a beautiful bird. Fact-filled, yet totally engaging -- David Ramsden MBE, Barn Owl Trust An enjoyable and lyrical read, enhanced by Vanessa Lubach's arresting lino prints, which really bring the book to life * Country Life * Looks set to be a bestseller... Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating insights * Yorkshire Post * Sally Coulthard brings us another immensely readable biography of British Isles fauna... This little book packs in everything the amateur nature enthusiast would want to know about one of Britain's most thrilling nocturnal creatures * Yorkshire Life * With fascinating insights and tips on how to attract them... This is an endearing book for lovers of the barn owl * Daily Mail * Coulthard's style is never less than effortlessly readable, and it is a measure of the delicacy of her touch that she is successfully able to marry the poetry of Edward Thomas with the rigorous research of a scientific study * Yorkshire Times *
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