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An Enchantment of Birds : Memories from a Birder's Life.

Author: Richard Cannings
Publisher: New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2009.
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In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks' ability to hide their nests so completely that he has seen only two in a lifetime spent searching for them; the trumpeter swan, as picky as a two-year old, devouring potatoes and carrots  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cannings, Richard.
An Enchantment of Birds : Memories from a Birder's Life.
New York : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cannings
ISBN: 9781926685083 1926685083
OCLC Number: 779140623
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Cover page; title page; copyright page; table of contents; preface; western meadowlark; western kingbird; evening grosbeak; bohemian waxwing; california quail; chickadees; pygmy nuthatch; white-headed woodpecker; calliope hummingbird; bluebirds; common poorwill; flammulated owl; northern saw-whet owl; northern pygmy-owl; northern flicker; clark's nutcracker; crows; golden eagle; white-tailed ptarmigan; horned lark; northern gannet; tufted puffin; black-footed albatross; bald eagle; american dipper; american coot; blackpoll warbler; western grebe; gray flycatcher; turkey vulture.

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In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks' ability to hide their nests so completely that he has seen only two in a lifetime spent searching for them; the trumpeter swan, as picky as a two-year old, devouring potatoes and carrots but turning up its beak at Brussels sprouts; the northern gannet, with its snowy plumage, black wingtips, and startling blue eyes; the little saw-whet owl, which dabbles in bigamy a.

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