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Year on the Wing: Four Seasons in a Life with Birds
by Tim Dee
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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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.