Corvus: A Life with Birds e-book
by Esther Woolfson
Corvus: A Life with Birds.
Corvus: A Life with Birds. I'd heard extracts from the book read on BBC Radio 4 while driving. I later borrowed it from Tom, and found it a rich, enjoyable read. I was amused and I love black birds of all kinds - blackbirds, of course, with their cheery whistling, yellow beaks, and bright inquisitive eyes, but also crows, rooks and ravens.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). But are these lifestyles really so peculiar? Should we not applaud them? ―Orion Magazine.
One spring, many years ago, Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued a fledgling rook. That rook, named Chicken, quickly established herself as part of the family, and other birds, including an irascible cockatiel and a depressive parrot, soon followed. But it was the corvids - members of the crow family - who amazed Woolfson with their personality and their capacity for affection
Corvus by Esther Woolfson is a remarkable book about the birds she has has had living with her; birds that were .
Corvus by Esther Woolfson is a remarkable book about the birds she has has had living with her; birds that were found out of the nest that would not have survived if she had not taken them in. 'Corvus' is a genus of birds including jackdaws, ravens, crows, magpies and rooks. Although the book is mainly about the rook, Chicken, Esther Woolfson also writes in detail about natural history, the desirability or otherwise of keeping birds, and a plethora of facts about birds, their physiology, mechanics of flight, bird song and so on. As with all good non-fiction Corvus has an extensive index, which gives a good idea of the scope of the book.
This summer countless mercy missions will have been attempted across the country as children run home cradling handfuls of down. Big beseeching eyes and pleading orange gapes will have been fussed over. Saucers of milk and newspaper-lined cardboard boxes will have been prepared. But almost all these baby bird rescues will have failed. The RSPB's advice is always to leave apparently abandoned or fallen nestlings alone; avian parents, not fostering humans, are what.
Corvus, a life with birds. com User, June 29, 2010. I thought this book was really well written
Corvus, a life with birds. I thought this book was really well written. Just started Corvus: A Life With Birds and can't put it down! The writing is rich, as if Esther Woolfson is having a conversation with the reader or telling an engaging story at a garden party. Information about animals is secondary to her description of their personalities; both done very well.
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Corvus: A Life With Birds (Paperback). Esther Woolfson (author). One spring, many years ago, Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued a fledgling rook. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. But it was the corvids - members of the crow family - who amazed Woolfson with their personality and their capacity for affection.