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The Peregrine Falcon [Download] ➾ The Peregrine Falcon By Robert Murphy – Thomashillier.co.uk One of America s favorite nature writers tells the story of a year in the life of a remarkable, untamed creature Varda, a young peregrine falcon Her journey from the Canadian wilds, down the Atlantic One of America s favorite nature writers tells the story of a year in the life of a remarkable, untamed creature Varda, a young peregrine falcon Her journey from the Canadian wilds, down the Atlantic Coast to the Florida Keys, is a constant challenge to this proud bird s endurance and cunning.


About the Author: Robert Murphy

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10 thoughts on “The Peregrine Falcon

  1. Stacy Stacy says:

    I liked this book a lot It was very educational about the life of this bird it was very well written You almost felt as if you were this bird.


  2. Nick Rossi Nick Rossi says:

    This book is a delightful tale, chronicling the adventures of a peregrine female falcon named Varda Endorsed by the famed environmentalist Rachel Carson, the book provides a superb narrative of the world s most lethal bird of prey The book starts with Varda s life in the northern climate, describing details about the nesting area, relationship to the male tiercel falcon, hunting habits and raising of the young Much like a painter, Murphy strokes the pages with a beautiful selection of words, This book is a delightful tale, chronicling the adventures of a peregrine female falcon named Varda Endorsed by the famed environmentalist Rachel Carson, the book provides a superb narrative of the world s most lethal bird of prey The book starts with Varda s life in the northern climate, describing details about the nesting area, relationship to the male tiercel falcon, hunting habits and raising of the young Much like a painter, Murphy strokes the pages with a beautiful selection of words, allowing the reader to immerse in this magical natural world With the backdrop set, he then chronicles one of the most wondrous natural events, the southern migration of a bird However, the drama of the story unfolds during this voyage as Varda encounters her primary predator, the human More specifically, the falconer If the peregrine falcon is not enough to captivate one, an introduction to the ancient art of falconry is another reason to read this book Fortunately Varda finds herself in the hands of a falconer who treats her well, and she becomes trained for the hunt, much to his delight Without giving details away, suffice it to say Murphy does not disappoint the reader, and Varda enjoys the remainder of the story in her natural habitat The ferocity with which the peregrine hunts is noted time and again From her blazing flight speeds, to her death giving claws, there is reason this bird scatters the flocks when it s presence is noted Treat yourself to this easy and informative read


  3. Adam Adam says:

    This dude I met in Paso Robles gave me this book hardcover nice.


  4. Cathy Purchis Cathy Purchis says:

    This would be a good book for a middle school student interested in the Arctic, falconry or birds of prey, or a good read aloud book for the parent of a younger child Do pay attention to the original copyright date the book was first published in 1963, so it alludes to some environmental issues that have improved, at least somewhat, in the last 50 years.The author does a good job of making the non human protagonist, Varda the peregrine falcon, relatable without overly anthropormophizing Th This would be a good book for a middle school student interested in the Arctic, falconry or birds of prey, or a good read aloud book for the parent of a younger child Do pay attention to the original copyright date the book was first published in 1963, so it alludes to some environmental issues that have improved, at least somewhat, in the last 50 years.The author does a good job of making the non human protagonist, Varda the peregrine falcon, relatable without overly anthropormophizing There were places where his attempts to include educational bits of natural history felt a bit forced to me, but I don t know that a younger reader would be bothered by them Although I am not a falconer, I have spent a lot of time observing peregrines, and his descriptions accurately called up a lot of scenes from my memories


  5. Gail Kennon Gail Kennon says:

    wonderfully written tale.


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