My Reference Books (Part 1 of 3) : Amphibians & Reptiles

I’m often asked what books I use for reference purposes and with the modern digital age I have to be honest, I don’t use them that often as the Internet or Phone App is usually my first choice.

However, sometimes there’s nothing better than picking up a book for a quick easy access to information. Therefore, I will publish 3 blogs of the 3 books that I often use, none of these posts are adverts that I’m paid for they are simply books that I’ve chosen. This first book is new to my collection and is an amazing reference guide to Amphibians and Reptiles.

The Bloomsbury Field Guide To The Amphibians & Reptiles Of Britain And Europe is a well written guide with amazing illustrations and photographs.

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How To Tell The Difference Between Male & Female European Bee-Eaters

As it’s the time of year that we all go crazy because of the return of the European Bee-Eaters, some maybe wondering how you tell the difference between male and females.

Well, out in the field it’s tricky, both look similar and are of a similar size but there is an easy way to tell the difference;

Using a photo I took from last year below, the female is on the left and male is on the right. Can you spot the difference? Answer is below the photo.

European Bee Eaters - Abelharucos - Merops apiaster
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