People who read Pure Florida know that April Fools Day is often, not always, but often a major event here. There was that time I struck oil in the front yard, the meteor strike in the back yard, the skunk ape game cam video, the alien artifacts in the gun range ... you get the picture.
This year, no fooling, I have a book you might like for yourself or as a gift for your birding friends. "How To Know The Birds" is a series of essays on birds and birding by Ted Floyd.
I love birds, but I don't think of myself as a "birder".
The competition and life list aspects of birding don't appeal to me, but I enjoyed many of the essays in the book, especially the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird story of how they prepare for their Gulf of Mexico crossing.
If you are a birder, or just want to know more about the birds around us, this book was written for you.