I am delighted to announce that a second collection of my essays is now available from Pondville Press
More Tails of Birding:
Birdwatching, Familiar Birds, Biology, and the Men Who God Us Started.
"When the weather turns foul, birdwatcher and writer Chris Petrak pursues birds in his study, feathering his observations with those who have put pen to paper: the ornithologist, naturalist, storyteller, folklorist, lexicographer, poet. He distills these many resources into entertaining and informative essays for readers in Vermont and bloggers around the world. In this second collection of his writing, he reflects on birdwatching, provides engaging accounts on familiar birds, gives us glimpses at their amazing biology, and tells us about the men who pioneered ornithology and birdwatching in North America. Also an accomplished photographer, chapters are richly illustrated with his black and white photographs. More Tails of Birding will delight both the backyard bird watcher and the experienced birder."
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