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Year on the Wing: Four Seasons in a Life with Birds

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Birds -- those "upgiven ghosts" who shape our skies -- and their many styles of flying have inspired us for centuries. Tim Dee became enthralled with birds as a young boy, and their allure has informed how he perceives time as well as how he sees the world and his place in it. Compelling and poetic, A Year on the Wing is a month-by-month account of following these magnific ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Atria Books (first published September 28th 2009)
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Martha Crouse
Not a typical year of watching birds, this including lyrical descriptions of bird sightings with meandering reflections on literature of nature brought to mind by the birds, to reflections on self and birding and its place in man's life. I enjoyed some of the description and the little narrative of events/trips for birding, but was often lost in the meanderings especially since I was unfamiliar with much of the writings which were included.
Clif Smith
A British bird journal. Overly poetic and sordy. Too may extravagant descriptions and attempts to awe the reader.
Maureen
Nov 23, 2011 Maureen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I love nature writing. I love birds. I love the U.K. The first chapter was exquisite.
Letricia Blake
book title and cover picture don't match, but have the book in the picture!! Just Sayin
MJ
Very poetic
very ethereal

No grit
Boring
Lynn
ethereal, odd...read it.
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Feb 27, 2010 Johnny is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Just getting into it. Very nicely written, elegant prose.
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