Jim Flegg

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Dr Jim Flegg OBE is a British, horticulturalist, broadcaster, ornithologist and writer on bird-related matters.

Flegg was a zoology graduate of Imperial College London and spent much of his subsequent professional career working in horticulture at the East Malling Research Station.[1]

He has also had a lifelong interest in ornithology, having joined the Rochester and District Natural History Society as a junior member. As an ornithologist, he has become well-known, having become president of Kent Ornithological Society in 1977, and is a former Director of the British Trust for Ornithology. He was a national household name because of his role as a presenter on the Coastal Ways and Country Ways television programmes.[2]

He is a bird ringer and has ringed over 30,000 birds.[citation needed]

Among the books Flegg has authored are the Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia, and a number of books designed to interest children in living things from an early age.