Have you ever strolled down a country lane hearing nothing but the sweet song of the birds? If so you probably think they are twittering away about the joys of life, a warm nest and the juicy worm they had for breakfast. This is the book to show you how wrong you may be
Billed as A Field Guide to Identification this rather lovely book is a hearty chuckle on every page. What the author has done, with gorgeous illustrations to boot, is give us his take on what the birds are really saying. Such things as
"Can this shit be someone else's problem"
"It must be dickhead season"
"Listen to my opinions"
Added to this are descriptions and where to find such joys as
The Abstruse Heron
The Snub Gull
The Truculent Hawk
So, yes, this is very much a tongue in cheek (tongue in Bill?) look at nature's minstrels but it's really good fun, beautifully illustrated and just the thing to brighten the day.
You'll never listen to birdsong in quite the same way again