By John Lister-Kaye

'I love this publication . . . nobody writes extra movingly, or with such transporting poetic ability, approximately encounters with wild creatures. Its pages path with sympathy, humility and wisdom' HELEN MACDONALD, H is for Hawk

For greater than 3 a long time, John Lister-Kaye has been enraptured via the brilliant seasonal metamorphosis at Aigas, the world-renowned Highlands box centre. through the years, the glen's flora and fauna has come to infiltrate his soul, if it is a warbling blackcap's cascading refrains, whooper swans hauling iciness besides them, pine martens inflicting havoc within the rooster run, unswerving resident tawny owls protecting their territory from kids, or a regal roe dollar strutting within the broom and gorse, by surprise gilded through a fiery ray of sunlight.

John Lister-Kaye has come to appreciate in detail the events of those cherished creatures, yet more and more unpredictable climate styles have prompted occasionally sophisticated, occasionally seismic shifts of their behaviour. Gods of the Morning follows a yr in the course of the turning of the seasons at Aigas, exploring the conduct of the Highland animals, and specifically the birds - his gods of the morning - for whom he has nourished a lifelong passion.

Gods of the Morning is an affectionate and clever occasion of the British panorama and the birds that come and wade through the yr, a lyrical reminder of the connection we have now misplaced with the seasons and a decision to seem afresh on the wildlife round us.

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