Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

Terry Masear

“I can't think what a gripping learn this is.” —Robin younger, host of NPR’s Here and Now

“A e-book that might switch perpetually how you examine those little birds.”—Los Angeles Times
earlier than he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna’s hummingbird with head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, may possibly spiral enormous quantities of ft within the air, dive 60 miles consistent with hour in a courtship show, hover, and fly backward. whilst he arrived in rehab caked in street dirt, he was once so badly injured that he may perhaps slightly perch. yet Terry Masear, one of many busiest hummingbird rehabilitators within the nation, was firm to save lots of this broken chook. through the 5 months that Terry labored with Gabriel, she took in a hundred and sixty orphaned and injured hummingbirds, from a miniature hatchling rescued through a bulldog to Pepper, a feminine Anna’s grounded on a movie set. of their time jointly, Pepper and Gabriel shaped a unique bond and jointly, with Terry’s support, realized to fly back. Woven round Gabriel’s and Pepper’s tales are these of alternative colourful birds during this own narrative jam-packed with the technological know-how and magic surrounding those attention-grabbing creatures.
“This is an enthralling and vigorous summertime learn, anything for the patio or balcony, glass of iced tea to hand, a hummingbird or zipping round the azaleas.”—Dallas Morning News
“I was once riveted, charmed, thrilled, devastated, profoundly moved, and brought to a mystical position few humans ever get to glimpse.”—Stacey O’Brien, writer of Wesley the Owl

TERRY MASEAR has been rescuing hummingbirds on account that 2005. during the last ten years, she and a community of rehabbers in Southern California have rescued 5,000 hummingbirds, nearly all of that have been published again into the wild. Terry obtained her Ph.D. from UCLA, the place she teaches English as a moment Language. She has taken break day from instructing to target learning and writing approximately hummingbirds.

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