The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings
Like loads of teens within the Seventies, Mark Bittner took the trail of the “dharma bum.” whilst the counterculture light, Mark hung on, looking guard within the nooks and crannies of San Francisco’s fabled bohemian local, North seashore. whereas residing at the japanese slope of Telegraph Hill, he made a paranormal discovery: a flock of untamed parrots. during this unforgettable tale, Bittner recounts how he grew to become serious about the birds and patiently constructed friendships with them that may last longer than six years. whilst a documentary filmmaker comes alongside to trap the phenomenon on movie, the tale takes a shocking flip, and Bittner’s lifestyles really takes flight.
“A attention-grabbing love tale with wings.” —Boston Herald
“[A] captivating memoir. For committed birders everywhere.” —Reader’s Digest, Editor’s Choice
“[An] inspirational saga of 1 guy discovering his life’s that means within the such a lot serendipitous way.” —San Jose Mercury News
“Instructive, magnificent, sweet.” —Gary Snyder, writer of Turtle Island and Mountains and Rivers with out End
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“They all appeared an identical to me. in the event that they glance an analogous to a stay observer, how is a theater viewers going to understand the variation? besides, most folks are extra drawn to different humans than in animals.” “So what do you need to do?” “Well, i've got an concept I’m engaged on. i do know a few teenagers in an experimental appearing type. I’m taking into consideration growing whatever that revolves round them and the birds, a quick fiction movie. Do you think that the parrots could cooperate if I positioned a few children at the.