Potteric is rich in all creatures great and small, from fungi and plants, to insects and spiders, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals. This book is about its birds. But it is not just a systematic list of the (currently) 237 species officially recorded there between 1968 and 2018, although the careful summaries of the current and past status of each of these species make a ‘good read’ and a valuable record for present and future observers. It also has a detailed
chapter on the history of the reserve, a good summary of its rich variety of habitats with a focus on birds, and a history of bird recording on the site.