Into the Nest

Into the Nest

Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds

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The intimate lives of familiar birds as never before seen! Spectacular, stunning, and beautiful; close-up photography documents the family lives of more than 30 birds, from the first song of the courting male to the first flight of the fledglings. You'll find images of the male and female, nest construction, the eggs, the parents on the nest, nestlings, feeding time, fledglings taking their first leap, and more. The featured birds include songbirds, urban birds such as raptors and pigeons, water birds, and owls, all of them common to North America.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781612122298
1612122299
Branch Call Number: 598.15 ERICKSON
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 x 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Read, Marie 1950-

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Earlgrey454
Sep 22, 2016

If you have a serious interest in birds or if you have only the mildest of interest, this book is perfect for you! Filled with wonderful photographs and all kinds of fascinating facts and details about bird life, the things they are doing all around us and most of us are barely aware of. You don't have to read this book word-for-word either, just browsing through is fun enough.

KCLSLibsRecommend May 26, 2015

This book focuses on a selection of over 2 dozen American bird species that you’re likely to see around your neighborhood. This heavily illustrated volume is fun to browse but also very concisely informative. Captions accompanying each color image make it easy to identify the birds, their nests & eggs, and young offspring.
The introductory chapters go over general bird mating, nesting, and parenting behaviors. Each subsequent 6-page chapter delves into more information on a particular species, with family secrets and other fascinating facts presented occasionally in a sidebar.
The next time you notice some nesting behavior happening around you, pick up this book and look inside the lives of these fascinating familiar birds.

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