[Joey Slinger] ñ Down & Dirty Birding: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Here's All the Outrageous but True Stuff You've Ever Wanted to Know About North American Birds [spanish-civil-war PDF] Ebook Epub Download ñ g-couture.co.uk

[Joey Slinger] ñ Down & Dirty Birding: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Here's All the Outrageous but True Stuff You've Ever Wanted to Know About North American Birds [spanish-civil-war PDF] Ebook Epub Download ñ Slinger is knowledgeable, irreverent, interesting, clear, funny, and very well worth reading There are times when his breezy off hand style seems a little forced, and his review of bird identification is basically a waste of space but the book is a highly original approach to birding, and has much valuable information written in such an engaging light hearted manner that I think every serious and not so serious birder would enjoy it.
Combining useful facts with humorous advice, a witty guide to birding covers how to watch birds without leaving home, collecting the proper equipment, identifying birds, and understanding bird behavior original 20,000 first printing.
This book purports to be a guide to birding for the uninitiated but mostly it just attempts to sqeeze as many mediocre vulgar jokes out of the subject as possible The actual information is at a beginner level, and you often have to read between the lines to figure out what genuine information is he is trying to make a joke out of The humour is at about the level of a 14 year old male references to getting your rocks off and bodily functions abound Irreverant, yes, but a helpful guide for beginners Doubtful.
Slinger is knowledgeable, irreverent, interesting, clear, funny, and very well worth reading There are times when his breezy off hand style seems a little forced, and his review of bird identification is basically a waste of space but the book is a highly original approach to birding, and has much valuable information written in such an engaging light hearted manner that I think every serious and not so serious birder would enjoy it.
Mr Slinger correctly documented several conversations I ve had with fellow birders What is it Look it up I ve dropped the field guide Several of my birding buddies are getting this book for Christmas It was refreshing to find someone else who enjoys, is baffled, gets disappointed, frustrated but just can t stop birding I now feel vindicated calling lbj s who who thingies.
Mr Slinger correctly documented several conversations I ve had with fellow birders What is it Look it up I ve dropped the field guide Several of my birding buddies are getting this book for Christmas It was refreshing to find someone else who enjoys, is baffled, gets disappointed, frustrated but just can t stop birding I now feel vindicated calling lbj s who who thingies.
I laughed out loud numerous times and shared choice sections and laughs with my also bird loving wife It was refreshing to read a serious and obviously knowledgable birder making light of some of the ridiculous aspects of birding The content was exceptional I learned quite a few new bird facts and realized how often I fall into the trap of assigning a species name to a whizzing blur of feathers At least I m not alone From now on, I think I will always describe bird details in terms of getting a hit As in, I got a hit of Grashopper Sparrow.
As an American, I didn t even mind the occasional tweek delivered by this witty Canadian author Indeed, some were well deserved All in all the author made me proud to have seen a real live Grasshopper Sparrow Can t say too much than that Here s somebody who absolutely adores birds and bird watching, has obviously spent quite a bit of time traveling to birding hotspots, thinks that birds are the absolute best things in the world to become an expert at, and so on and so on.
He can still poke fun at us, and at bird behavior.