Date: 8/1/20 12:30 am From: Jeff Fleischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender raptorrunner97321 for DMARC) Subject: [obol] Re: Swift essay by Helen Macdonald
I took the time to read this essay tonight after reading Lars’s comments. VERY inspiring and appropriate given the the corona virus mess we are in. If you read this, and I suggest that you do, please allow some time to read some of the several hundred comments that accompany the article, they are worth reading as well :). By the way, the author also wrote the book H is for Hawk and both works can be interchangeable as they relate to life in general using our feathered friends as a way of making some very human points.
> On Jul 31, 2020, at 9:46 PM, Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> This is such an awesome essay l've almost forgiven The Times for their half-assed coverage of the Malheur occupation. Never has a read over morning coffee been more enchanting. Never in all my three score year. OK, l've only consumed coffee for two score and ten, but such content and style is ample excuse for mild exaggeration.
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 8:53 PM Nancy Clogston <dmarc-noreply...> <mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> wrote:
> The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html> >
> The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down
> Swifts spend all their time in the sky. What can their journeys tell us about the future?
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html> >
> Hello Birders,
> This link is to a gorgeous essay about swifts and about life. It's by Helen Macdonald, author of "H is for Hawk."
> I dipped on the Black Swifts of Salt Creek Falls in Lane County this week but reading this essay and learning of swifts' vesper flights up to a mile high at dawn and at dusk to the "convective boundary layer" of the atmosphere gives me another kind of a thrill.
> Read it. You'll enjoy it.
> Nancy Clogston
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