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PEREGRINE SPRING, A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey
PEREGRINE SPRING, A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey


 
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PEREGRINE SPRING, A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey

BY NANCY COWAN

Nancy Cowman’s memoir of thirty years of living with raptors, gives us a new perspective of the relationship between humans and these feathered friends.

After working for many years with hawks and falcons from breeders, Nancy agrees to rehabilitate an injured wild Peregrine falcon, thus entering an exciting new phase as a falconer. The relationship that develops becomes an intensely sweet interlude – a “Peregrine Spring” as the falcon teaches her about the wild instinct of raptors. When tragedy strikes, Nancy must decide if what she does is worth it.

From retrieving her falcon from the local police lockup, to racing to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is an ever changing adventure filled with heartwarming and heartbreaking moments. Peregrine Spring carries her readers along so they too come to know and love hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

A Master Falconers extraordinary life with birds of prey. Hard cover book 265 pages with some nice color photos, book size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 with dust cover.

5171 - Peregrine Spring, hard cover book. $22.95


Advanced praise for Peregrine Spring

Nancy Cowan’s Peregrine Spring is the best narrative of a modern falconer’s life I know. It’s not a how to book, though you can learn plenty from it. Nor does Nancy pose as an all knowing Master, though she is a master, or mistress of our ancient practice. What she does give us is a falconry pilgrim’s progress, from beginner to teacher, with all the thrills and delight and sometimes horrors that accompany the journey.

“STEVE BODIO, author of A Rage for Falcons and Eagle Dreams.”


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