Birds

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FLOATING ON AIR CURRENTS over rural countryside and open city spaces, the Mississippi Kite presents a familiar sight to many people across the southern United States, although this graceful hawk is not well known by name. This engaging natural history, illustrated with superb color photographs, provides all a bird watcher needs to become acquainted with the Mississippi Kite, its life cycle, and its fascinating relationship and history with humans.Under a variety of folk names, including Blue Darter, Grasshopper Hawk, and Mosquito Hawk, the Mississippi Kite ranges throughout the southern United States from the coasts of the Carolinas to the plains of the Southwest. Bolen and Flores describe all aspects of the kite's life cycle, from breeding and nesting, raising young, and hunting and feeding to the kite's annual return to its winter range deep in South America.The authors also tell an intriguing story of the kite's discovery by Europeans in the nineteenth century. They discuss how sharing its territory with people has affected the kite's behaviors and expanded its range. Environmentalists and others will enjoy their thoughts on present-day conservation and management efforts.For bird lovers and ornithologists alike, The Mississippi Kite will be an essential introduction to a bird well worth knowing. A selection of references for further reading concludes the text.
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Citing the lesser-known role of molt in identifying and understanding birds, a detailed reference comprehensively illuminates four key strategies about the molt cycle to provide insights into North American bird history, habitat and migratory patterns.
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For the Birds

By Birds & Bloom

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From gift-giving treats to beak-smacking suets, this book offers 50 recipes that are sure to delight backyard guests and lure a variety of new species. No exotic ingredients are necessary-with just a little suet from the supermarket, some sand from the hardware store, scraps from the kitchen, and inexpensive seeds and grains, you can create wonderful recipes. You'll also find: A handy at-a-glance list that pairs all 50 recipes with the species they attract Instructions to make recycled homemade feeders, from hanging feeders made from coconuts and grapefruit to table feeders made out of muffin tins and apple boxes Tips on which plants, feeders, birdbaths, and nesting boxes are best for the types of birds you want to attract The best ways to keep pesky critters away
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The 100 Greatest Business Ideas of All Time provides some of the most famous, and occasionally infamous, great business ideas. Whether planned or unplanned, the ideas in this book have been selected not only for their 'greatness' but also for the opportunity to learn a quick and useful lesson from them. From the Biro to the 'puppy dog close', and from junk bonds to Amazon.com, Ken Langdon tells the inspiring stories behind the inventions, discoveries, techniques and sheer brazen audacity that move markets, inspire employees and captivate customers.In a world where the power of ideas exceeds even the power of money The 100 Greatest Business Ideas of All Time will inspire you to learn from the greats and change your business life forever.
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