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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.

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

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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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 Adult Nonfiction QL 677.5 O29 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 598.07234 O'CONNOR 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -

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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.
Introduction: Exactly the same, only different -- Birds everyone should know -- It's time to look past the features -- A few things even you can do -- There's more to life than the backyard -- Bet you didn't know birds did this -- Don't forget cities have birds, too -- Being free as a bird isn't always that great -- Birds are superstars-- and publishers and Hollywood know it -- A bird buffet.
Summary: 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 sometimes inexplicable behavior. O'Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian to answer the questions that keep birders up at night.
Subject: Bird watching > Miscellanea.
Birds > Miscellanea.
Genre: Miscellanea.
Miller, Olivia H., (Added Author).


O'Connor, Mike, 1953-, "Why do bluebirds hate me? : more answers to common and not-so-common questions about birds and birding," Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]

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