This is a sweet little book- and I really mean little. It’s less than a hundred pages including three sections of photographs. So lovely. Very familiar- I kept thinking: haven’t I read this before? and even searched here on my blog. Then came across mention of Covid-19 so I knew it was too recently published. However a lot of this material was already part of Montgomery’s book Birdology, in particular I recognized the narrative about two rescued hummingbirds raised from tiny naked chicks to full-fledged and free-flying hummingbirds, successfully released. Really sounds like an incredibly delicate and difficult job, caring for orphaned hummingbirds. I gather very few people do this, but those who do are dedicated to their job, captivated by the beauty, fierceness and fragility of their tiny charges. The details and facts about their physiology, not to mention their viciousness towards competitors for nectar sources, never cease to amaze me!
Borrowed from the public library. Similar read about hummers.