Organized by season and illustrated with black-and-white images from John J. Audubon's Birds of America, this volume chronicles freelance writer Yow's observations of birds at his feeders or in nearby Georgia woods. He adds facts, descriptive quotes, and amusing anecdotes from Audubon's writings, natural history accounts, and contemporary ornithological research. Stories about turkeys feeding their chicks spicebush buds to prevent illness or newly hatched bobwhite chicks running with shells still attached mix with observations of more familiar birds. Similar to Mike O'Connor's Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches: And Other Answers to Bird Questions You Know You Want To Ask, this work ably illustrates facets of bird behavior and instinct, acknowledging their unique and often odd adaptations to the natural and human worlds. Written in a humorous, conversational tone, this enjoyable read is a good choice for developing birders.