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Going wild : adventures with birds in the suburban wilderness
Winkler, Robert, 1953-
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Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2003]

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xi, 208 pages ; 23 cm
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QL683.N73 W56 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Looking at the range of wildlife that can be found in one's own backyard, the author describes his encounters with flying squirrels, chickadees, copperheads, goshawks, and many other birds and animals in his suburban Connecticut neighborhood.

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Winkler, product of a Queens boyhood and a suburban Connecticut adulthood, writes of exploring a land that is in limbo between city and country. The suburbs are home to a surprising number of bird and animal species, and one doesn't have to go far to experience wildlife drama firsthand. In a series of vignettes, Winkler celebrates the joys of birding. Whether it involves hiking through a forest at zero degrees and encountering tiny, golden-crowned kinglets, attending a riotous warbler migration party in mid-May, avoiding dive-bombing goshawks as he inadvertently enters their nesting territory, or discovering a rare white pelican right next to an interstate overpass, the author brings the reader along as his birding companion. Birds closer to home also get their due, as the visitors to Winkler's bird feeders learn to avoid the hawks attracted to their concentrated numbers. Filled with a love of nature, a strong conservation ethic, and personal touches that make the reader want to learn more, this quiet book will find a niche with fans of good nature writing. --Nancy Bent Copyright 2003 Booklist