Birds in Flight W P Pycraft

ISBN: 9781499791532

Published: June 6th 2014

Paperback

94 pages


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Birds in Flight  by  W P Pycraft

Birds in Flight by W P Pycraft
June 6th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 94 pages | ISBN: 9781499791532 | 6.62 Mb

There are hosts of people who have a genuine love of our native birds without yearning to possess their skins, or desiring to acquire the reputation of being Ornithologists. They would call them all by name if they could, but seek, alas! in vain,MoreThere are hosts of people who have a genuine love of our native birds without yearning to possess their skins, or desiring to acquire the reputation of being Ornithologists. They would call them all by name if they could, but seek, alas! in vain, for some book wherein they will find some magic phrase which will enable them to identify every bird they meet by the wayside.

Most of our native birds have learnt that discretion is the better part of valour, when in the neighbourhood of Man. Hence one gets but too often no more than a fleeting glance at their retreating forms, which, from frequent encounters, have become familiar, yet they leave no more than a vague image in the memory. What bird was that? I have often seen it but have never succeeded in taking it unawares. This is a question, and its comment, often put to me.



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