Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Birds' Eggs"

I picked up Birds' Eggs by Michael Walters today. It showcases many beautiful eggs, and Walters emphasizes the book is meant to be a display case, not a field guide. Walters also makes a point of clarifying that all the eggs in this book were photographed in a museum, not stolen from a nest for this book.

The image provided here is an example of what the meat of the book is like. The pages show the actual size of the eggs, some of the variety of colors and shades that the eggs come in (if applicable), the nesting habits of the birds, the clutch size, the incubation time (if known), and which parent does the incubation (if known).

It truly is fascinating to flip through the book and see the variety of eggs. Additionally, there are a few pages in the beginning which tell about eggs in general, various nesting habits, and a few other odds and ends.

I think that this is an excellent book to get whether you are interested the eggs of a particular bird, or if you are simply curious about eggs in general. It has my official stamp of approval. :)

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It sounds like you're a birder!

Sarita Rucker said...

Somewhat. I don't know the names of all the birds we feed in our backyard. But when I realized that there was a scrub jay nest outside my window I had to find more info.

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