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By Jonathan Mullard

The 1st accomplished booklet to be released in regards to the natural world of the Brecon Beacons is a much-anticipated addition to the hot Naturalist sequence, and divulges the typical wonders of this possible wild and inhospitable mountain panorama. The Brecon Beacons variety throughout upland Wales and create a diverse panorama of in depth cave platforms, limestone crags and wealthy meadows. This type helps millions of species, a few of that are came across nowhere else on the earth. The normal background of the Brecon Beacons is like such a lot components of the British Isles – inextricably associated with the actions of guy throughout many thousand years. Jonathan Mullard explores the evolving panorama and observes its results on its local species and habitats. He presents an in depth exam of the geology of the area and the combination of the archaeological and old panorama with the typical panorama and its fauna. masking the significant variety of its mountains and moorlands, rivers and waterfalls, caves, woodlands, wetlands and farmland, he presents an summary of man's effect at the normal setting over the centuries and the continuing conservation of the world. A panorama wealthy in legends, the Brecon Beacons play host to a few myths concerning, between others, King Arthur. Mullard explores those wealthy stories along different cultural landmarks of ancient curiosity, resembling the church buildings and chapels of the world. The fruits of years of study, New Naturalist Brecon Beacons is an inspiring exploration of this varied and engaging quarter.

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To forage, it strides along to pick small prey from the water or vegetation, and it may voice a strident, barking kek! in alarm. Stilts are also known to perform the broken wing or broken leg act to distract predators. The adult male is illustrated. indd 31 11/9/11 11:27 AM Greater Yellowlegs, SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES Tringa melanoleuca Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes) Size: 14” Season: Winter Habitat: Marshes The Greater Yellowlegs is sometimes called the “tell-tale” bird, acting as the sentinel of a flock by raising an alarm when danger is near, flying off and circling to return.

The dark morph is dark brown overall, with white on the undersides of the flight feathers and tail. Ferruginous Hawks stalk their prey of small mammals from a perch or by hovering or soaring. The light morph adult is illustrated. indd 24 11/9/11 11:26 AM Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles) Size: 30”, female larger than male Season: Year-round Habitat: Mountainous areas, hills, open country HAWKS, EAGLES The Golden Eagle is a solitary, very large, buteo-shaped raptor with large talons and long, broad wings with a 61⁄2-foot wingspan.

Stilts are also known to perform the broken wing or broken leg act to distract predators. The adult male is illustrated. indd 31 11/9/11 11:27 AM Greater Yellowlegs, SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES Tringa melanoleuca Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes) Size: 14” Season: Winter Habitat: Marshes The Greater Yellowlegs is sometimes called the “tell-tale” bird, acting as the sentinel of a flock by raising an alarm when danger is near, flying off and circling to return. It has long, bright yellow legs, a long neck, a dark, slightly upturned bill, and a white eye ring.

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