One Man's Owl

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Princeton University Press, 1993 - Nature - 186 pages
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This engaging chronicle of how the author and the great horned owl "Bubo" came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods--and of how Bubo eventually grew into an independent hunter--is now available in an edition that has been abridged and revised so as to be more accessible to the general reader.

 

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The author, a naturalist and biology professor, spends a few months a year in his rustic cabin in Maine. Early one summer he finds an owlet, blown out of it's nest by a storm and takes the bird back ... Read full review

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This is not another story of well-intentioned but misguided incarceration of wild foundlings (most of which are kept in violation of the law and are better left alone). Heinrich ( In a Patch of ... Read full review

Contents

An Owl in the House
16
Owl at Kaflunk
25
Beginning Hunter
37
Freedom
52
The Gourmand
62
Attack Cues
69
Companionship
80
A Goodbye
92
Life in the Cabin with Bubo
118
Owl vs Crows and lays vs Owl
140
Defending the Meat and the Manor
151
Matching Wits
172
The Tail Molt and Evolution
183
BOOKS AND BACKGROUND
193
REFERENCES
210
INDEX
219

Reestablishing Friendships
99
Return to the Home Territory
108

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About the author (1993)

Bernd Heinrich is Professor of Zoology at the University of Vermont and the author of several books, which include Bumblebee Economics (Harvard) and Ravens in Winter (Summit). Alice Calaprice abridged and revised this edition of One Man's Owl. The first edition of the book was a selection of the Nature Book Society and the Library of Science.

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