It's bonkers alright, but then again, it's what some birders do!
In this lively and humorous account, John Lee guides us through his journey on becoming an addictive bird watcher, starting gently enough with visiting bird reserves on the Suffolk coast with his brother and parents to look for rarities. But then this interest swiftly evolved into a full-blown passion, a passion that survived a spell at university, service in the Royal Hong Kong Police, and even very nearly ruined early romantic encounters with his wife-to-be, Victoria.
After obtaining an English degree, John Lee worked for the Royal Hong Kong Police Force before returning to the UK to complete an MBA. Currently, he is Head of International Security at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg where he lives with his wife Victoria and son Jack (step daughter Molly has flown the nest).John is still birding wherever and whenever possible!
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well-written and comes as close as any book I have read to explaining why people go birding or twitching. The book also resists the temptation of just listing foreign holidays and the birds seen which can become a little boring to the reader [...] I would thoroughly recommend this book to any keen birdwatcher."
– Nick Carter, BTO book reviews