" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 16, 2018

Darryl Jones: 'Birds At My Table' Podcast

This is a talk I would have loved to have attended, but it was sold out by the time I found out about it and not even my secret Masonic handshake could get me in;-)
I don't have a copy of Darryl's book yet, but it's on my wish list.
The Avid Reader bookstore recorded the talk he gave, but the sound quality is poor.
If you can put up with the poor sound, the talk is well worth a listen -
Darryl Jones 'Birds At My Table'
I listened through iTunes/Apple podcasts through my iPad and the sound seemed to be better than listening on my computer.
"Darryl Jones in conversation with Tim Lowe author of
'When Song Began'.
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders.
Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.
Why do people do this?
Jones asks in The Birds at My Table.
Does the food even benefit the birds?
What are the unintended consequences of providing additional food to our winged friends?
Jones takes us on a wild flight through the history of bird feeding.
He pinpoints the highs and lows of the practice.
And he ponders this odd but seriously popular form of interaction between humans and wild animals.
Most important, he points out that we know very little about the impact of feeding birds despite millions of people doing it every day.
Unerringly, Jones digs at the deeper issues and questions, and he raises our awareness of the things we don’t yet know and why we really should.
Using the latest scientific findings, The Birds at My Table takes a global swoop from 30,000 feet down to the backyard bird feeder and pushes our understanding of the many aspects of bird feeding back up to new heights."
Mynah birds having a pool party in my backyard 
Agent Cooper: "I don't like birds"?!
Birds at my coffee table:-)


  1. Sounds like a wish list book. And I love your pic of the Mynah birds!

  2. If you want to see more mynah bird pictures like that Trish, click on the red link in that post that will take you to my 'Agent Cooper: "I don't like birds"?!' post.