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Monday, July 28, 2008

Maybe They Do Get Headaches...

  I wanted to take a moment to discuss a good book I just recently purchased by author Mike O'Connor. Mike O'Connor is the owner of Bird Watchers General Store located in Massachusetts and the author of Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches - and other Bird Questions You Know You Want to Ask. I first heard of Mike O'Connor on the Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds radio show (and podcast). On the show Mike calls in each week to answer a backyard birding question. Recently Mike was interviewed by Steve Moore on Birdwatch Radio, and it was at that point that I decided that I've got to check out this guys book!

Woodpecker

His book is based on questions that he answers from a column in the area local paper (The Cape Codder) called "Ask the Bird Folks". I haven't finished reading the book yet, but I have to say, it had me chuckling out loud at some of his humorous answers to a variety of birding questions. While anyone would find this book entertaining, birders will especially enjoy it. Mike is a funny, light hearted, easy going guy that tries not to take life to seriously. There's something here for everyone to learn.

...but if you can't wait for the book or want to get an inside look, Mike keeps an archive of all his columns from "Ask The Bird Folks" here: http://www.birdwatchersgeneralstore.com/articles.htm

 

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1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

This sounds interesting and right up my alley. Thanks for letting us know about this.