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More Birds Than Bullets

School Boy - Birdwatcher - Soldier - Counsellor

My Life With Birds

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Geoffrey McMullan BEM, MSc

Read about my experiences with birds both in and out of the British Army. I talk about my relationship with birds, people and the places I have been privileged to visit.

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.

I first became aware of birds while attending an all-boys boarding school; it was a place that was abusive on many levels.

I found a safe haven in birds, the first bird I ever became aware of was the Green Woodpecker.


This is when I discovered my love of birds

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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.

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.

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...
You could say we found the preverbal needle in the haystack.
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,”
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.
Cranes at the Zachariasse in Germany
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A signed copy by the author
Colour photographs available no where else
A ready to frame card of the cover illustration


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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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Cover Picture £4.97
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