Am reading the prize-winning biology book 'Bird Sense' by Tim Birkhead to find out what it's like to be a bird, if they really find food 'delicious' and fall in love. Since they mate for life, perhaps they do? http://bird-sense.com/
Visiting Caerlaverock Wetland Centre soon http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/whats-on/2015/10/01/wild-swan-feeds/ to find out more about what it's like to be a whooper swan - research for new writing project. They overwinter in what must be a five star 'bird hotel' - much more than a bird takeaway service, or 'fly through' fast food joint. The rangers there feed the birds a delicious menu so who wouldn't want to stay as long as possible before flying back to Iceland to breed?