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David Gessner, an able chronicler of the natural world, here recounts the slow reintroduction of the fish hawk to Cape Cod. He offers learned but lightly spun information on their natural history and behavior, matching what he has read to what he has seen as a close observer of these birds in the wild. (He wryly notes, "Sometimes sitting out on the marsh for hours on end is simply boring"--but entirely necessary.) Gessner's memoir documents the fortunes of a single species and celebrates the virtues of committing to a single place, a commitment that, he writes, "the modern world works against." It's a welcome addition to the natural history of raptors and of New England alike. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
THis was a gift to a couple who had ospreys live in their chimney this summer here on Cape Cod.
They were delighted with the book!
I am on my third reading and I know I will continue to keep reading it forever.Published 5 months ago by Norman Davis
Don't miss this read even if you are not a 'get outside' naturalist, just an armchair one - it's that good. Mr. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a gift for a friend who loves Ospreys and wanted to know more about their nesting habits.Published 14 months ago by Carrie Liller
I read this book after reading "Soaring With Fidel" and it was filled with information that I never knew about ospreys, plus a good read and entertaining all at the same... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Robert F Slater
Purchased the book to learn more about Ospreys and it meets my expectations...The author's approach to meld in his life makes it interesting from a personal standpoint too but he... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Phil Harvey
"Return of the Osprey" is a beautifully and sensitively written book. My only comment is that the author presents a particularly male interpretation. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by A. Frost
I should have relied on michaeleve's review.
We live on a sound on the Outer Banks and erected a nesting box, perhaps 50 feet from our dock, this March. Read more