When you browse the titles in your local bookstore, you can almost hear the shelves groaning under the weight of a plethora of cookery titles. We seem to love cookery books and cooking for ourselves, but how often have you thought about putting your culinary skills towards making dinner for some rather different guests? Birds are the colourful lifeblood of any garden - whatever its size or location - and one thing is guaranteed: if food is on offer, the birds will come. "Cooking For Birds" brings you some of the most popular and successful bird food recipes there are, combined with a range of useful cookery tips and helpful hints on what to feed and when. Whether it's a treat for the tits, a nibble for the Nuthatch or a bellyful for the Blackbird, there is plenty here to entice a variety of visitors to your bird-table or bird feeders.
Mark Golley is a regular contributor to Birding World and is well-known for his refreshing and easy approach to bird identification. He spent four years as warden of the world-famous Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, in North Norfolk, where he still lives. He now works as a freelance TV producer. Here he abandons his identification hat and dons his chef's whites to stir up a mix of foodie fun for his favourite garden visitors.