Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bird Feeding by Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes

4 out of 5 stars ****

Beautifully displayed, educational, and practical, this book, a Beginner's Guide to Bird Feeding, by Donald and Lillian Stokes, is a joy to read as well as an excellent reference. The stunning photography shows the beauty and particular markings of each species, male and female, their locations in North America where they are found, their main diet, songs, and fun facts all printed on top grade, glossy paper that bring each page to life. Besides feathered friend information, details on squirrels, squirrel deterrents, and a variety of bird feeders are available for each nature lover's region. On the back pages, resources for bird organizations, books, internet sites, and phone numbers list where one can purchase supplies and bird feed, such as, Mealworms. This handy little book shares professional, sharp pictures of the seeds used for bird feeders along with tips for their maintenance. The book's construction, itself, allows this guide to be an often-used, convenient reference to delight for many years to come.