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More Birds Than Bullets

School Boy - Birdwatcher - Soldier - Counsellor

My Life With Birds


Geoffrey McMullan BEM, MSc

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Have you ever wondered, what it would be like to

combine your interests with your career?

Serving with the British Army allowed me to combine my career with my innate passion for birds. The stories in my book are based on my experiences; with birds, people, and the places I have been to. Both in and out of the British Army. I also talk about when I first became aware of birds and in the last chapter, I share about my transition from civvie street into the army and back into civvy street and the importance of being connected with birds and nature. More Birds Than Bullets is not just as the title suggests, there is more to it than that, it can be seen as a metaphor for life’s experiences. I hope you find the book amusing, unbelievable and maybe even shocking.

"I am still reading this fascinating book, I remember as a boy, dreading the day that I would have to serve in the forces. Conscription was still in play when I was a boy, (I was a very small skinny child) happily they cancelled this before I was old enough. Reading this book gave me a very different view,on service in the Army.  A great read for anyone interested in wildlife, & also adventure in some unusual places. Most of us are familiar with the names of places, this book will take you to some of them, & you will feel that you are there too!."
Brian Wales
28th April 2020
Here are some stories from my book
In Japan we bagged 17 Okinawan Woodpeckers within 24 hours
Out of the so called 20-200 remaining birds on the island we saw fifteen individual birds and heard two, one was calling and the other drumming...
Needle in the Haystack
As we ventured into the wood-lands on the Czechoslovakian side of the Tatra mountains, we soon realised the wood was extremely boggy, forcing us to walk along fallen trees... just before the batteries died, we saw IT, our first...
We upset the Hunters
I ordered my men to open fire, pigeons, rabbits, pheasants and foxes disappeared in all directions. The Germans Hunters, were still shaking their fists, shouting and swearing at us, as we set off down the track to our vehicles.
All in all, I think it was a good day.

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“Geoffrey’s book, “More Birds Than Bullets” is about much more than what the title implies. And though the title seems geared towards a macho-type male reader, this book is actually quite on the sensitive side…a side that any woman reader can easily enjoy as well. And from that, I can also say that this book can easily entertain a large audience: die-hard bird Twitcher’s (for sure!), military personal, world travellers, and anyone who enjoys riding along on a spiritual journey. I believe that is what it’s really about…a glimpse into the author’s spiritual awakening.

I love the way Geoffrey depicts a birder… he demonstrates quite accurately how a true birder is constantly on the lookout for new birds, where ever he is, no matter what he is doing. Birds are truly always on the forefront of a birder’s mind. Birders are always looking for new birding opportunities. To be able to continue as such during a military career in itself shows Geoffrey’s true dedication to extreme birding. But why does he do this?I believe that Geoffrey has truly recognized the ability for birds to heal, through their beauty, diversity, behaviour and ability to capture a person’s mind and soul. Birds can be a distraction from the everyday humdrum, or even hurts in life. Geoffrey’s book is really about a spiritual awakening, a discovery of oneself and one’s connection with nature.

From a woman’s point of view, it’s refreshing to read a book where a man (we all know that men are typically expected to hold in their feelings) shares so much on a spiritual level. Geoffrey does not do this blatantly - it seems that it has taken a large degree of courage for him to express his deepest feelings in a read between the lines sort of way. By studying the birds, Geoffrey was able to achieve a sense of peace which he so desperately needed – having alluded to that in his brief introduction of his abusive childhood and his saving grace – the Green Woodpecker.

I loved this book – easy to read, dip in and out if needed – read it straight through or bit by bit for the busy person.”

Vicky Burke

Amherst, Massachusetts 7th July 2020

Brazil: Napoleon was killed
“The owners of the lodge had three dogs called Lucky, Thor and Princesa. They also had a parrot called Carlota, every now and then she could be heard repeatedly saying the words "Macaco, Macaco, Macaco" which means Monkey in Portuguese; the owner said that she lost her partner Napoleon, when they were attacked by monkeys, Napoleon was killed and eaten by them,”
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Illustrated by Cliff Wright. One of the original artists of the book covers for the following books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is the cover picture for my new book called 'More Birds Than Bullets'.

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