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Rare Encounters With Ordinary Birds - Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Rare Encounters With Ordinary Birds

Paperback Published: 15th June 2004
ISBN: 9781570614194
Number Of Pages: 192

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Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds is a collection of seventeen thoughtful essays on birds capture the sense of wonder and connection people have for these marvelous creatures. Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, an ornithology teacher and researcher, examines the amazing talents and personalities of the most common of birds. She muses on the tarnished reputation of the starling, the sexed-up antics of male woodpeckers, and the mysterious behavior and startling population explosion of crows in her hometown. Through the eye and voice of this talented writer, birds provide a fascinating point of contact with the natural world at large. This book is nature writing at its best with compelling stories that hold readers' attention so closely they don't even realize how much they're learning.

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" It takes curiosity to lick a bird nest to learn how it tastes - and pluck to raise 37 baby chimney swifts by hand. Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt has done these things and more. Her collection of essays peers into the lives of such common birds as crows

Introductionp. 9
First Birdp. 13
An Invasion of Owlsp. 23
The Presence of Birds: A Very New Life Listp. 33
The Thrush and the Faeriep. 47
Cormorant Problemp. 59
The Birdwatcher's Book of Secretsp. 79
When Good Woodpeckers Go Badp. 85
The Pacific-Slope Flycatcher: A New Species, Sort ofp. 93
The Hidden Blue Grousep. 103
The Secret Lives of Vaux's Swiftp. 111
Winter Wren: Thoughts on Voice and Placep. 125
Sparrows as Mothersp. 135
One-Eyed Dunlinp. 143
Young Love: A Back-to-School Storyp. 149
Postcards from the Mayan Ruinsp. 157
Crow Storiesp. 167
Bird Visionp. 181
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ISBN: 9781570614194
ISBN-10: 1570614199
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th June 2004
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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