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The Ultimate Bird Lover - Stories and Advice About Our Feathered Friends - At Home and in the Wild by Marty Becker, D.V.M. Books in Review
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The Ultimate Bird Lover - Stories and Advice About Our Feathered Friends - At Home and in the Wild
by Marty Becker, D.V.M.
Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7573-1438-4
Published February 2010 - Softcover - 256 pages - $14.95

This book reminds me so much of my own book Backyard Snapshots, only this one is only about birds.  I too, am a bird lover and feed them in my backyard.  All manner of species stop by, all year round, and so books like these, with spectacular photos, always attract my attention.  And it doesn't disappoint; on the contrary.  There are stories of bird feeding from many a contributor, and their tales are enchanting.  Many a day I have also stared through the window, tears in my eyes, fretting about my life, when magically and out of nowhere, birds appear and cheer me up.  Watching them go about their business is therapeutic and calming, and I do it whenever I can which is at least a few times every day.  The stories in this book include not only encounters (and lessons) from birds in the wild, but also tales of feathered pets.  Many are uplifting stories of what one gets from a pet, the eye-opening lessons, and heart-wrenching realizations.  Some of the stories made me smile and some brought not only a tear to my eye, but a lump to my throat.  My own story of a Canada goose could have been included in this book.  [Read my story of Dixie.]  This informative book also offers advice about where to visit to see the best of the birds we love, what to do about injured birds, what to feed them (important not to feed them people food), and how to care for birds as pets.  I just wish the photos were better captioned as it's most frustrating not being able to identify what you're looking at.
Conclusion - Uplifting, interesting, and infinitely helpful for all bird lovers.

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