ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----
So many of us feed wild birds, and for years we’ve been told, don’t. I know it has long been the stance of many ornithological societies, and I always followed that advice - but when the neighbourhood magpie lands on your verandah and warbles for a bit of food, who is going to resist? This sensible, thoroughly researched, easy-to-follow guide is written by a scientist for the layperson who gets an inordinate amount of pleasure out of providing morsels for ‘their’ birds. It suggests the right foodstuffs (sorry, no more bread for the ducks in the park!) covers all-important hygiene, discusses why we need to talk about feeding, habitats and ethical questions. This is a must for anyone who wants simple, practical, reliable advice – a long overdue and welcome book. Lindy Jones
Feeding the Birds at Your Table is designed to provide detailed, comprehensive advice and suggestions for people wishing to feed wild birds in Australia from their own backyards and balconies.
Millions of Australians feed wild birds in their gardens. Yet there is currently little information or advice on offer to tell them how to do this properly. This book provides the first readily available source of reliable information relevant to Australia. What's more, it is written by an expert who feeds birds himself.
Including profiles on different types of Australian urban birds, what to feed them and the types of feeders to use, it also has advice on how to create a bird-friendly garden. Feeding the Birds at Your Table offers sensible and practical suggestions so feeding doesn't only benefit us, but benefits the birds themselves.
`At last, a sensible, science-based guide to safely feeding wild birds in Australia.' - Paul Sullivan, CEO, BirdLife Australia