As a rule I'm not impressed by photo-fieldguides to birds and maintain that a brilliantly crafted artist illustrated book like the Collins guide will always be superior. However, for the less Olympian birdguide perhaps the writing is on the wall or at least that seems to be the message here -
Yes, there are faults with the plates shown here, but they do seem head and shoulders above anything thus far and the author/photographer's philosophy seems very interesting. It'll be interesting to see it when it is finally published - not sure of the timescale though. How 'soon' is 'soon'? Anyone know?