By Richard Cannings
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In those pleasant meditations, biologist and chicken lover Richard Cannings weaves tales of his own encounters with birds into interesting descriptions in their habit, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks’ skill to conceal their nests so thoroughly that he has obvious in basic terms in an entire life spent trying to find them; the trumpeter swan, as choosy as a two-year outdated, devouring potatoes and carrots yet turning up its beak at Brussels sprouts; the northern gannet, with its snowy plumage, black wingtips, and startling blue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 or even trigamy; and greater than dozen different birds.
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An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life by Richard Cannings