Bird lovers and naturalists of all stripes, spots and ages will enjoy this story of intimate encounters with birds over a lifetime of observing these delightful and entertaining creatures. For many, it will bring back memories of younger years spent in the woods, marshes and highlands of our youth. Highly recommended. - Richard Roy Forster, C.M., Author, The Woodland Garden and For the Love of Trees - An Arboreal Odyssey The patience, the dedication, the perseverance, the natural instinct, the knowledge and, most importantly, the love that Elizabeth has for birds and animals is amazing. I wish the book could be available to students....the book is a grand lesson in living life and being dedicated to a mission. - Calvin D. Hanson, Photographer Elizabeth Le Geyt's charming memoir of her love affair with birds - written in her 100th year with her son Michael - will delight both passionate birdwatchers or casual observers of birds. She describes with clarity and enthusiasm her travels and adventures with birds in several countries over nearly ten decades! Ms. Le Geyt's delightful book concludes with her sage advice for attracting and observing birds, for conserving their natural habitats, and for educating young people to have the same love and respect for the birds and all of nature that have so enriched her long life. - Martine Reid, Founder and President, Scriba Art Society scribaartsociety.ca An endearing, gentle memoir of lifelong birding by a passionate observer, dedicated rescuer and distinguished authoritative columnist, but also a sweet book for first-timers with charming stories of befriended kingfishers, parrots and pigeons, and birding adventures from jungles to ice storms to deserts. Like her favourite well-stocked feeders, this book is brimful with education, advice and encouragement to anyone who respects and admires birds. - Ross Howard, Journalist
After keeping Ottawa Citizen readers up-to-date on local birdlife for 40 years, Elizabeth Le Geyt has penned this fascinating memoir of her personal interaction with, and care for, birds in a changing urban environment. - John Thor Arnason, Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa I recently finished Elizabeth Le Geyt's book Bird Lady. I loved learning about her childhood, how Nature captivated her from early days, and her tremendous love for birds throughout her entire life. She also gives good guidance to different types of feeders, how to maintain them and how to make good homemade suet mixes. She gives many great tips about wildlife-friendly gardens, such as which flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Elizabeth ends her book with a 'food for thought' chapter, which everyone should reflect about. All in all - as a passionate birder and friend of Elizabeth - I loved her book immensely. - Nina Stavlund, Professional Photographer alwaysanadventure.ca
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