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Going Wild: Suburban Bird Watching

Going Wild:  Suburban Bird Watching

If you are a suburban or urban bird lover, and/or if you have some
backyard feeders, you might really enjoy reading Going Wild:
Adventures With Birds in The Suburban Wilderness, by Robert Winkler
(National Geographic, 2003).

Those of us who watch our backyard feeders wonder about a lot of
the same things, and this book offers some fun and interesting
observations and insights.

I was fascinated by his story about finding owls. I didn’t know that
owls attack crows at night,
and that crows attack owls during the day! Just last week, I had both an owl
and some crows in the same part of my woods, and now I understand
that one could have been heralding the other. Now I am going to walk to
that area and see if there are the owl signs present that Winkler disucssed
in his chapter in Barred Owls.

Winkler writes a well-written and fascinating story, and this book is a gem. It is a perfect read for
this time of year, when the birds are the main outdoor attraction (at least where I live.)

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5:01AM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:14AM PST on Jan 30, 2012


5:54PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Birds can be amazing. Their beautiful colors brighten our world. We just have to take time to watch and enjoy it.

1:55PM PDT on Aug 6, 2010

I always wonder what bird is singing

11:46AM PDT on Jul 24, 2010

Our yards can be habitat for wild birds: watching is fascinating!

3:06PM PDT on May 30, 2010


2:21AM PDT on Mar 16, 2010

Thanks for the interesting info. Birds are a love of ours. Such diversity as well. Owls and crows...well I never!

11:42AM PST on Feb 21, 2010


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