Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo

Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo

Michael McCarthy / Dec 10, 2019

Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo Seen as a whole if they all arrived in a single flock it would be truly amazing million birds Swallows martins swifts warblers wagtails wheatears cuckoos chats nightingales nightjars th

  • Title: Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo
  • Author: Michael McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781848540637
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seen as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, it would be truly amazing 16 million birds Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits, and flycatchers pouring into Britain from sub Saharan Africa It is one of the enduring wonders of the natural world Each bird faces the most daunting of joSeen as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, it would be truly amazing 16 million birds Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits, and flycatchers pouring into Britain from sub Saharan Africa It is one of the enduring wonders of the natural world Each bird faces the most daunting of journeys navigating epic distances, dependent on bodily fuel reserves Yet none can refuse Since pterodactyls flew, twice yearly odysseys have been the lot of migrant birds For millennia, the Great Arrival has been celebrated From The Song of Solomon, through Keats Ode On a Nightingale, to our thrill at hearing the first cuckoo call each year, the spring bringers are timeless heralds of shared seasonal joy Yet, as climate change escalates migrant birds are finding it increasingly hard to make the perilous journeys across the African desert This is a moving call to arms by an impassioned expert get outside, teach your children about these birds, don t let them disappear from our shores and hearts.

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    1. This is a book which for a severely amateur birdwatcher like myself was a mixed blessing. The whole concept of the study was Michael McCarthy's trawl around the UK searching out the 'harbingers of Spring'(good thing, an encouragement to enjoy their beauty) just before their numbers plummet to such an extent that they are no more(Bad thing; thank you so very much Mr McCarthy that really sets me up for April).He searches out and makes a study part anecdotal, part scientific, part poetic, part expe [...]


    2. Most of the book takes different birds (bringers of spring) and describes what makes them special. His writing is tender, passionate. But in the final chapters it becomes clear that each of the species described - the nightingale, the cuckoo, the swift, to name a few - are declining drastically. He is honest that the reasons aren't entirely known, but the causes seem to be a combination of habitat destruction and global warming. McCarthy attempts to bring attention to this disaster that is occur [...]


    3. As you would expect from a renowned journalist, this book hooks you on page one. McCarthy inspires us to imagine what it would be like if the 16 million birds that migrate to the UK every spring were to arrive at once. “They would cover the sky from horizon to horizon work would stop it would lead the television news…” And the chapter continues with some hugely inspiring facts about the miracle of bird migration.The author then describes his dozen or so favourite migrants. Unfortunately, I [...]


    4. In Alaska we have a huge migratory bird population; landbirds, shorebirds, seabirds, raptors, waterfowl that come to our millions of acres of wetlands. This book is about the birds in England that migrate from Africa, so many of the species it talks about are not found here, but the journey is similar. Birds coming to Alaska pass through almost every other state in the Union, including Hawaii, to get here. Talking about migration even though it's different routes and species than what I see here [...]


    5. I loved this book. It is detail-rich, but this adds weight to the story of these 2 women's lives, and how their interactions, and their very different reactions to their shared family history, stimulated them to reach the highest in their different fields, but also gave them individually, the greatest of joy and the deepest of pain.This is a story of two lives well lived, but flawed. It is perhaps more extreme than the average person, but it goes to the heart of what it is to be human.


    6. An eye-opening book about the disappearance of the spring-bringers, the birds which migrate over thousands of miles every year. It is a beautiful book, and I only wish I could heard the sound of the wood-warbler.


    7. Brilliant and very sad. I have missed the cuckoos, swallows and swifts this year and this book tells me why they and our other beautiful trans-Saharan migrants are in freefall.




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