H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Named as one of the 10 Best Books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review. After Macdonald's dad passes away she decides to put all the sadness from her grief into training a Goshawk. Everything about the hawk is tuned and turned to hunt and kill. Yesterday I discovered that when I suck… Continue reading H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I DEVOURED this book in one day. This non-fiction book is so over the top that it almost seems improbable. The combination of mystery, ornithology, biology, and obsession is just wonderful. To protect them from Hitler’s bombers, the curators secreted Wallace’s and Darwin’s bird skins in unmarked lorries to manors and mansions throughout the English… Continue reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

The birds in the book are organized according to the bird they are deep down inside. What can I say, I'm extremely pleased with this book. It's displayed on my book shelf next to a little glass bird and a ceramic tile with a Kingfisher on it. I received the book as a Secret Santa… Continue reading The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America