Sunday November 29, 2020

This Life: A life with birds

Conservationist Jim Wilson's new book is a fascinating encylopedia for anyone who wants to get a close-up look at the country's natural glory.

7th September, 2013
Jim Wilson, national chairman of BirdWatch Ireland. Picture: Mark Carmody

Growing up in the Cork seaside town of Cobh, my 'garden' was Cork harbour and sea birds were my 'garden' sparrows. I must have been born with a love of wildlife. I began birdwatching as a boy, making my first ornithological notebook entry on February 23, 1973.

And while I have filled many notebooks with my observations over the years, all it takes is to pick up an old notebook and open a page and I am...

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