Golden Wings and Other Stories About Birders and BirdingBook - 2003
This text collects 41 of Pete Dunne's recent essays, drawn from his columns in Living Bird, Wild Bird News, the New Jersey Sunday section of the New York Times, Birder's World, and other publications. Written with his signature wit and insight, they cover everything from a moment of awed communion with a Wandering Albatross (the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen) to Dunne's imagined perfect bird (The Perfect Bird is the size of a turkey, has the wingspan of an eagle, the legs of a crane, the feet of a moorhen, and the talons of a great horned owl. It eats kudzu, surplus zucchini, feral cats, and has been known to predate upon homeowners who fire up their lawn mowers before 7:00 am on the weekend). The title essay pays whimsical, yet heartfelt tribute to Dunne's mentor, the late birding legend Roger Tory Peterson.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: QL677.5 .D853 2003
Characteristics: xii, 122 p. : map ; 23 cm