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Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? More Answers to Common and Not-So-Common Questions about Birds and Birding

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ISBN-10: 080701253X

ISBN-13: 9780807012536

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mike O'Connor

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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 baffling behavior. In Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, O’Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian— and his hilarious sense of humor—to answer the burning and bizarre questions that every bird enthusiast and amateur bird watcher has wondered at one time or another but might be too embarrassed to ask: Do woodpeckers take…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.54" wide x 8.50" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Mike O'Connor is a poet and translator. He has published three volumes of his own poetry in addition to translating two volumes of the work of Buddhist poet Chia Tao. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

Introduction: Exactly the Same, Only Different
Birds Everyone Should Know
Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?
Woodpeckers Do Take Baths
Hip Catbirds
What's with All the Grackles?
Why Hummingbirds Hum
Carolina Wrens Singin' in the Fall
Titmice Love Peanuts but Hate Water
No-Bird Syndrome
Birds Can't Afford Bottled Water
Not All Cardinals Are Catholic
It's Time to Look Past the Feathers
Don't Call Me "Pretty Boy"
Swans Support Integration
Sandhill Cranes Migrate (Mostly)
Quail Chicks Have Two Dads
They're Called Snowy Owls for a Reason
Doves Can Whistle without Moving Their Lips
Cattle Egrets Fit Right In
Fearless Red-breasted Nuthatches
Chickens Get No Respect
Don't Be a Bird Bigot
A Few Things Even You Can Do
The Cost of Running a Heated Birdbath
Clean Your Birdhouses!
Sugar Water Brings More Than Just Hummingbirds
Bluebird Housing
Tree Swallows, the Bluebird Alternative
Homeless Baby Ospreys
Vintage Birdseed Is Not the Best
Orioles Like It Sweet, Perhaps Too Sweet
Oh, Rats!
Rotating Seed
There's More to Life Than the Backyard
Pyrrhuloxia Is a Real Bird (Not a Strange Disease)
Avocets, the Birds to See When You Can't Go Shopping
Spoonbills Don't Eat Soup or Chowder
Kookaburras Always Get the Joke
Lapland Longspurs, More Fun Than Going to the Dentist
Caracara, the Mexican Eagle
Not All Flycatchers Are Dull
N�n�, Not Easy to Say and Impossible to Type
Bet You Didn't Know Birds Did This
All Hatched Out and Ready to Go
Some Birds Fly in the Dark Better Than Owls
Paint-Eating Jays
Bee-Eating Birds
Puffins Aren't That Fussy
Kissing Cardinals
Hummingbirds-They're on Everyone's Menu
Vinyl-Eating Vultures
Don't Forget Cities Have Birds, Too
Big-City Lifestyle Suits Peregrine Falcons Just Fine
Birding in Central Park
The Legend of Pale Male
City Turkey
City Bird Assortment
Being Free as a Bird Isn't Always That Great
Birds and Power Lines-Sometimes It Works, Sometimes Not So Much
Battling Hurricanes
Birds Care about Which Coffee You Drink
Pesticides Aren't as Healthy as They Sound
The Disappearing Song of the Wood Thrush
We'll See Your Sparrow and Raise You a Squirrel
Birds and Planes-and You Think YOU Have Trouble with the Airlines
The Loss of the Carolina Parakeet
Birds Are Superstars-and Publishers and Hollywood Know It
Bond, fames Bond, Ornithologist
African Eagles Can't Compare to Ours
That Quail, Robert
Turkeys Don't Come in Flocks
A Good Movie No One Saw
A Bird Buffet
And You Think YOUR Feet Are Cold
The Twelve Days of Christmas Explained, Finally
How Could Anyone Be Afraid of a Chickadee?
Even Scary Places Have Birds
Red Squirrels, the Overlooked Annoyance
Stick with Who You Know
Scary Owls
Don't Give Kids "Bird Stuff
Turkeys Rule, Eagles Drool
Start the Year with a Bird List … Instead of a Hangover