Simon Selwood is an academic expert on the mating behaviour of birds, but rather hopeless at finding human love. Then he meets Kim, and suddenly something is more important to him than ornithology.
But Kim doesn’t give a hoot about birds. And at first she doesn’t seem to be very interested in Simon either. Relying on what he has learned from observing the opportunistic pied flycatcher and other bird species, plus the unorthodox advice of his wingman Phil, Simon sets out on a mission to discover love for himself.
But will he make the right choice?
Odd Bird takes a light-hearted look at the battle of the sexes, drawing on the surprising parallels between the courtship behaviours of humans and birds.
A cleverly evolving storyline...
I knew pretty much nothing about the mating patterns of Northern European small birds (latiny Latin name). This hasn’t particularly changed aside from alarming new knowledge about their sperm.
I have however gained an unexpected fondness for Simon, a smirk when I think about his friend Phil, and a hope for the female of the species that there are slightly hopeless, but incredibly well meaning men out there looking and caring for love.
A great read, interesting style, cringe-worthy puns, but some happily laugh out loud moments and how the hell did he not realise that she wasn’t having a wax!!!