British Sea Birds
by Charles Dixon
Publisher: Bliss, Sands and Foster 1896
Number of pages: 334
Amongst the many natural objects that confront the visitor to the sea, there are none more readily detected than birds. The wide waters of the ocean and its varied coast-line of cliff or sand, shingle or mud-flat, are the haunts of many birds of specialised type.
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