Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey

Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey

Nancy Cowan

Language: English

Pages: 296

ISBN: 1493017705

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Peregrine Spring, Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police “lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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