A collection of humorous Q&As about everything you've always wanted to ask about birds and birding
Mike O’Connor knows bird watchers as well as he knows birds. He knows that if you’re even slightly interested in identifying birds or attracting them to your backyard with a feeder, then you’ve also had your share of strange and silly questions about birds and their sometimes inexplicable behavior. In Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, O’Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian to answer the questions that keep birders up at night. Questions like · Should you clean your birdhouses? · Do swallows have a feather fetish? · How much does it cost to run a heated birdbath? · Is drinking coffee bad for birds? Other questions O’Connor covers range from the practical (Should I rotate the seed in my feeder?) to the quirky (Why are vultures eating my vinyl screen door?) to the just plain adorable (Are those birds kissing or feeding each other?). And he also explains why bluebirds just don’t seem to like some people.
"This detailed q&a will appeal to bird enthusiasts and birdwatchers, but O’Connor’s friendly approach will also appeal to novices.” —Publishers Weekly
"A nice selection of quirky and more common questions that teach the reader quite a bit of ornithology between the chuckles.” —Booklist
“I laughed as I learned my way through this quirky, well-researched question-and-answer book.” —Houston Chronicle
“You will be hard-pressed to find a funnier writer in all of birding than Mike O’Connor.” —Birder’s World Magazine
“[A] whimsical and insightful new opus...a treasure-trove of information.” —American Birding Association blog