An Inspiration of Waders
This A5 150 page book looks at the cultural connection we have with waders and how they have inspired us down the centuries. It looks at how the authors have been inspired by waders and how other waderologists have likewise been inspired. It looks at some of the myths and legends surrounding this interesting group of birds plus their place in art, music and literature.
Waders have inspired many things in human history from hieroglyphs to voyages of discovery, many of which are featured. Some waders themselves have proved to be inspirational and their stories can be found within this book.
The underlying purpose of the book is to encourage the use of a suggested new collective noun for a mixed or unidentified flock of waders over an estuary (no prizes for guessing what it is).
Three appendices cover other collective nouns for waders, a ditty about the Spoon-billed Sandpiper and information about Wader Quest.
The foreword is by Keith Betton; Hampshire County Recorder, former Council Member of the RSPB and currently Vice President of the BTO.
ISBN 978-0-9955146-1-4 (Wader Quest Publishing)