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Read & Download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Chris Chester Chris Chester â 8 Free read review Providence of a Sparrow Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds In the years since Chris Chester and his wife Rebecca rescued a featherless baby bird a creature with all the initial appeal of a testicle with a beak they’ve had plenty of time to consider and reconsider their eccentric lifestyle The upstairs floor of their home in Portland has become an indoor aviary There is B’s room which he shares with a varying number of finches; the canary room; and the room housing the three subseuent foundling sparrows they’ve. rating 45 starsFive abbreviated uotes appear on the first page of the book I didn t notice them until I was reading one of the last chapters so maybe Ron Carlson s comment meant to me than if I d read it first If Thoreau had not gone to the woods but had instead invited a sparrow into his house he might have written this book instead of WaldenThat pretty much sums up the story This is an account of the behaviors and life of house sparrows one in particular and insights into a man who took the time to raise a nestling who had fallen from the nestMany years ago my sister called me about three nestlings they had acuired along with a load of firewood By the time I got to them two had died but the third one was still breathing I put it in a small plastic tub nestled in a cloth and ensconced in a gym bag with a hot water bottle As soon as the little body had warmed up I fed it some canned dog food Thus began an odyssey that lasted a couple of months For the first couple of weeks this bag was at my side pretty much full time whether I was at work or visiting a friend The lumpy baby which I named Emily grew into a lovely male house sparrow Unlike Chris Chester I was a lousy observer and I focused from the beginning on raising the bird so it could be released which it was after a brief stay with a rehabilitatorThese uotes give insight into house sparrows the story and the author s view on lifep 9 It s difficult for me to understand the vehemence with which these birds are detested Since my association with B began I find it increasingly difficult to hate much of anythingp 66 House sparrows mate for life and are monogamousp 146 House sparrows are powerful flyers capable of speeds approaching 50 miles an hourMy favorite passages describe interactions with the birds B and Baby are both rescued house sparrowsp 202 B I ve discovered is right handed winged sided or however you d describe such a preference in birds He s been exceptionally playful today because he d like me to ignore Baby Whenever I rise to answer his summons B shows up with a bribe caps paper sticks a pushpin that held one corner of the wall calendar in place I m amazed that I ve never noticed before that B arcs to the left when he pounces on a cap If he s holding one in his beak and flicks it toward me he does so right to left I m fascinated enough by this that I keep throwing caps all over the room to see if he ll make an exception So far out of twenty throws he has notOn page 281 Chris Chester states one of my own observations Firework season is hard on our birds on most animals I suspect it destroys the sleep if not the health of countless birds and other woodland creaturesI understand that China has banned fireworks because they cause so much air pollution I m a bird watcher and feeder and can attest to the fact that the population of house sparrows in our neighborhood has dropped drastically I never encouraged them to hang around my bird boxes all have openings that are too small for them to use since they are an introduced species But on page 282 CC writes that house sparrow numbers are declining in England Now I wonder about the status of their numbers everywhere Could house sparrows be an indicator of environmental healthI need to add that there is profanity than I think was necessary but this is one man s memoir and he needs to write in his own style so I just cringed my way past the words I didn t like And I don t know about other readers but it took me several chapters to get into the book I think that s because I was expecting the story to focus entirely on the sparrows I missed the fact that it was also a memoirCC has a dry sense of humor It reminds of of Jon de Vos who used to write columns for The Middle Park Times in Grand county Colorado

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Read & Download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Chris Chester Chris Chester â 8 Free read review Providence of a Sparrow Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds Adopted Baby Pee Wee and Seven There are screen doors mounted in the doorways congruent with the Appalachian themed decor They’ve learned sparrow games like War Bird Love Bird and Hit the Cap Since the birds’ bedtime rituals alone take an hour or each night the couple’s social life has suffered a declineBut along the way the Chesters have also learned a great deal about the natural history of birds and even about that maligned avian species the House Spa. This book was magical to read for me It is a wonderful mix of natural history biology philosophy memoir and rich literary touches The author is truly gifted as a writer SPOILER ALERTIt is a crying shame that Chester never was able to produce another work and that he died at such a young age I know it was cancer that took him but I feel it could almost have just as easily been from a broken heart What a wonderful gift he gave to the world I found his story magical

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Read & Download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Chris Chester Chris Chester â 8 Free read review Providence of a Sparrow Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds Rrow And with this knowledge has come gratitude For it is through B and the rest of this unorthodox family that Chester has discovered a renewed capacity for joy and wonder and an expanded realization of the consciousness and intelligence in living things A book filled with acerb wit freuent references to literature both high and low and genuine reverence for the life around him Providence of a Sparrow is Chris Chester’s beautiful meditation on life with B . If you have only an imagined sensitive bone in your body you will be moved by this book If you were raised to despise and yes destroy all House Sparrow as pests as I was then you can count on being transformed You will never see another House Sparrow as anything but a creature potent with potential providence Thank you Chris Chester


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    Read & Download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF â Chris Chester Chris Chester â 8 Free read review Providence of a Sparrow Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds This was a wonderful uirky set of musings about life small birds philosophy nature and literature Told with humor and wit the story of raising and loving a fallen house sparrow captures the heart

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  • Hardcover
  • 296
  • Providence of a Sparrow Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds
  • Chris Chester
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 9780874807424