Sorry, I sort of got off the subject. The book he gave me was "A Field Guide to the Birds" by Roger Tory Peterson and it was the 1947 version. Before this one there was a 1934 and a 1939 version and I am sure there were many more after my version. I have used it over and over and over again and again throughout my lifetime, and still use it today. Thank you Uncle Bub.
Now, there are all kinds of field guides that cover almost everything that you would see in nature. But I have to say that the one of the birds is my favorite. I have some of wild flowers, snakes, etc. but the one about the birds gets used the most. Take time to watch our feathered friends, put out some bird feed, and you all have a great day, you hear?