Private Lives of Garden Birds
ISBN10: 1580174701 ISBN13: 9781580174701 Contributors: Zickefoose, Julie (Illustrator); Shalaway, Scott (Foreword) Publisher: Storey Books Published: Sep 1 2002 Pages: 240 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Brimming with stories, wisdom, and expert knowledge, this delightful book gives enthusiasts a peek into the private worlds of eleven North American birds: swallows, blue jays, chickadees, song sparrows, house sparrows, phoebes, mockingbirds, crows, red-winged blackbirds, robins, and hummingbirds. Calvin Simonds shows you how to really observe these birds -- how to interpret the caws of crows, recognize blue jays from their facial markings, understand the flight patterns of swallows. You'll be enthralled as you eavesdrop on a group of sparrows trading songs in a "hootenanny," feel the dry grip of a chickadee's claws on your fingers, tramp through a summer meadow to visit a phoebe, and much more.