Into the Nest

Into the Nest

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

Book - 2015
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See the intimate lives of birds as never before! Laura Erikson and Marie Read document the family lives of more than 50 common North American birds through breathtaking close-up photography. Stunning images of hummingbirds, owls, tanagers, and more showcase different stages of avian development and capture the loving bond that exists within each bird family. Bird enthusiasts of all feathers will cherish these beautiful images of courting, nest construction, eggs, nestlings, feeding time, and much more.

Publisher: North Adams, MA :, Storey Publishing,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781612122298
Characteristics: 207 pages : colour illustrations, colour 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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