Birds of a Feather: Tales of a Wild Bird Haven by Linda Johns

By Linda Johns

Winner, Evelyn Richardson Memorial Prize for Non-Fiction

Well-known naturalist and artist Linda Johns stocks her forest domestic with a menagerie of injured wild birds — starlings, blue jays, pigeons, child woodpeckers, a rose-breasted grosbeak, a semi-palmated sandpiper, or even a gannet. She and her “saner half,” Mack, have long past as far as to rework their front room into an indoor wooded area, whole with lifeless bushes offering various perches and a screened porch making do as a education flyway. Johns nurses her feathered convalescents day and evening, supporting them to drink and shower and hunt, and gaining deep insights into their hugely person personalities. such a lot she makes an attempt to liberate again into the wild yet a couple of, necessarily, circulation in to stay.

Birds of a Feather: stories of a Wild chook Haven is a hot and humorous account of 8 months — from may possibly to December — within the lifetime of this being concerned natural world rescuer. fanatics of Johns’s previous natural world books will take pleasure in her funny descriptions of the antics of such impossible to resist characters as Blossom, the media-savvy fowl, and the goats Mower and Munch. superior via line drawings of her avian housemates, this pleasant selection of anecdotes within the culture of James Herriot and Farley Mowat celebrates a few of Nature’s smallest and such a lot awe-inspiring miracles.

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