I finally finished it
what I finished was The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior
- illustrated by David Allen Sibley (2001 Chanticleer Press).
A big book full of beautiful illustrations and incredibly concise text by over 45 renowned experts in their fields of study that was easy to understand, entertaining and most importantly informative.
I'm one of those people that tend to become obsessed with whatever venture they pursue and have to "know everything" about it, as soon as possible
that's why I just had to read this 550+ page book as i knew it would tell me a little something about bird biology (including how birds' bodies work, behavior, evolution, habitats and conservation) and also the Bird Families of North America.
You see, typically, there has always been some new thing for me to go crazy about and my friends laugh when they listen to me talk about birding because they have heard it all before.
These days they ask me if i'm still going out bird-watching because by now i must
be getting bored but that's not the case, not this time.
Birding is a lifetime pursuit and the world is full of birds for those adventurous enough or
one can spend a lifetime just looking at the birds in their backyard.
They are that fascinating.
I'm not sure just how much of all the details stuck in my cranium but i did take my time reading it and now know a little bit more about the creatures I've chosen to devote my (and my wife's) free time to.
a little bird knowledge is a good thing i think.