Here, Lubie??nski sheds light on some of history’s most meaningful bird and human interactions, from historical bird watchers in a German POW camp, to Billy and Kes in ‘A Kestral for a Knave’. He muses on what exactly Hitchcock’s birds had in mind, and reveals the true story behind the real James Bond. Undiscouraged by damp, discomfort and a reed bunting’s curse, Lubie??nski bears witness to the difficulties birds face today, as people fail to accommodate them in rapidly changing times.