Sunday, 8 November 2009

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher: To the Greater Glory of Life by Simon Barnes




A lovely book. Short, quick, light and uplifting.

Not about what it is supposed to be about. Well kind of. It is about bird watching, but mainly it is about enjoying the fact that birds exist and how we can all get along together on planet earth.

Try this if you have a hankering after birds or if you have no interest at all.

The book walks us through various easy to get your head around concepts in the word of birding, whilst at the same time giving out hints about how to be a decent human being. A few anecdotes about sudden death from the skies and how to get along with your dad sit comfortably side by side. We do also get some useful birding advice for beginners.

I enjoyed this.

Three and a half out of five stars.

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