Saturday, March 21, 2020

Book Review: One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich (audiobook)

I listened to this book back in January but it's ideal for right now. It's all about Mr. Heinrich watching the birds right in his own backyard (granted, he lives in the woods in Maine). Each chapter focuses on a different bird or bird pair that he notices doing something interesting, and so he focuses on them for a while.

Now, I doubt many of us have the level of interest that would persuade us to cut a hole in a bedroom of our own house in order to better observe a nest of baby birds, but I'm glad Mr. Heinrich does. This book is quiet, contemplative, and yet fascinating even though it's on a tiny scale. There is a world of interesting wildlife right outside our own back doors, even in a city. If we slow down and pay attention, we might learn something.

I downloaded an eaudiobook of this from Libby/Overdrive.

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