Corvus: A Life with Birds

Corvus: A Life with Birds

Esther Woolfson

Ever seeing that her daughter rescued a fledgling rook years in the past, Esther Woolfson has been serious about corvids, the poultry staff that comes with crows, rooks, magpies, and ravens. at the present time, the rook, named fowl, is a member of the Woolfson relations, besides a speaking magpie named Spike, a child crow named Ziki, a starling, a parrot, and others. From their tricky bathing rituals to their springtime broodiness and tendency to cache nutrition within the impossible locations, those corvids percentage a bond with people that one may well by no means have imagined prior to studying this book.

Letting her adventure converse for itself, Woolfson likens the fears and foibles of corvids to these of people, bearing in mind the technological know-how of fowl intelligence, evolution, music, and flight. She highlights their colossal personalities and means for affection: chook hates pcs and machines, whereas she loves night neck scratches on Woolfson’s knee. it really is via this intimate lens that Woolfson invitations us to reassess the type of creature in a position to being man’s top friend.

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