A Life in the Trees by Declan Murphy
This unique, and personal, account of a family of woodpeckers raising their young brings the reader deep into the world of this fascinating species: a world of hope, love, death, new life and ultimately success.
It explores the richness and diversity of the natural wonders found in County Wicklow against a backdrop of a more general overview of the species in Ireland.
It includes a Foreword by filmmaker John Boorman, and features illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Flemming Christoffersen with stunning colour photographs by Dick Coombes. This is a book to be treasured by everyone, not just with an interest in birds, but with an interest in the natural world around them.