By Rob Young, Jack Fearnside and David Russell with line drawings by Jan Wilczur


Published in 1996, by Hertfordshire Natural History Society
Softback, 136 pages, illustrated with line drawings and black and white photos.

Original cover price £7.50.

This book describes the past and present status of all the species to have occurred at Tring Reservoirs, together with the history of the reservoirs, the habitats and a site guide. Tring Reservoirs forms one of the most important wetland sites in both Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

There is a long history of ornithological observations dating from soon after their construction in the early 19th century. Historical milestones include Britain's first Marsh Sandpiper, the first breeding in England of Black-necked Grebe and the first recorded nesting in Britain of Little Ringed Plover.

As well as the comprehensive systematic list, there are chapters on the history of the reservoirs, the habitats to be found there and a calendar and guide to help visitors. The book is illustrated throughout by Jan Wilczur and also features many photographs and charts relating to the birds of this famous site.

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