When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan's farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. In this account, Sy reveals the world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.
... radiant ... Along with tales of her growing familiarity with raptors, including her participation in the Audubon Society's Hawk Watch and the introduction to a falconer neighbor's hawk, Montgomery delivers a snappy survey of the history of falconry, with its specific equipment and terminology ... Collapsing the distance between birds and people, this concise and charming book feels custom-made for readers of Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk.
Montgomery honors the hawk and other birds of prey in this engrossing work ... the book contains outstanding images by nature photographer Tianne Strombeck. This title delivers as a celebration of the wildness and wonder of birds and as an inspiration to learn from other creatures and be more compassionate ... Recommended for anyone with an interest in falconry and predatory birds.
... a succinct, intimate, and captivating chronicle graced with color photographs ... Montgomery’s rapture in the presence of hawks and their 'fierce, wild glory' is gorgeously illuminating and deeply affecting.