With intriguing factual essays, beautiful line drawings, and quotes from naturalists Brushed by Feathers is a study of Western birds that will appeal to the casual nature lover as well as the experienced bird-watcher. The month-by-month introductions include birds from backyard feeders to wetland, forest, and waterway inhabitants. There are more than 150 western United States and Canadian birds, in locales from Kenai, Alaska, to southeastern Arizona included.
Line drawings in black and white blend with naturalists' quotes and reflections on birds, presenting many fine first-person relections on what makes a bird-watcher, amazing migration feats, unusal nesting habits, and more—all imparted with a tender first-person reflective tone. A lovely gift..."