Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Why do bluebirds hate me? : more answers to common and not-so-common questions about birds and birding / Mike O'Connor ; edited by Olivia H. Miller ; illustrations by Michael Chesworth.


  • ISBN: 9780807012536 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 080701253X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Description: xii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 598.07234/O'Connor (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books QL 677.5 O29 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/04/2014
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 598.07234 O'CONNOR 2013 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Contents Note: 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 ; Nënë, 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, James 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. An 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.
Subject: Bird watching > Miscellanea.
Birds > Miscellanea.
Bird watching.
Birds.
Miller, Olivia H. (Added Author).