Conversations with an Eagle: The Story of a Remarkable Relationship

Conversations with an Eagle: The Story of a Remarkable Relationship

by Brenda Cox

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Brenda Cox recounts her remarkable relationship with Ichabod, a female bald eagle. Cox meets Ichabod for the first time when the ten-week-old bird, blown from her nest tree, is brought to stay at the wildlife rehabilitation centre where Cox is a supervisor. Cox has been drawn to raptors since she was a child, and she watches Ichabod with fascination. One day, crab-walking into Ichabod's cage to deliver a dead quail for dinner, Cox hears a noise behind her and turns to find herself "looking into eyes that could see a fish from a mile in the sky." Ichabod's eyes are bright and curious and the colour of brown sugar-and Cox is hooked.
Conversations with an Eagle is full of lore about the bald eagle, North America's most dramatic raptor. Many of us have admired eagles as they soar high overhead, their wingspans regularly stretching seven feet or more. But few people come within breathing distance of these magnificent birds. In its depiction of how two very different creatures managed to form an enduring bond, this book is the next best thing to being there yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926812069
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 282 KB

About the Author

Brenda Cox grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her reverence for wild places began with her horseback rides through the Assiniboine forest outside of the city, where she was thrilled by the owls and hawks she spotted. After studying biology and geography at Simon Fraser University, she spent 8 years as a supervisor at a wildlife sanctuary. Brenda Cox currently lives in Surrey, British Columbia, where she works for CP Rail.

"Nothing in the world prepares you for an eagle leaping to your arm. Her head cocks sideways, her eyes sharpen, then she half-leaps, half-flies to my outstretched arm. She curls talons around the heavy leather glove and lowers her beak to worry the thumb. My arm and hand belong to her. This is what she does best: owns things. For eight years, this eagle owned me." Brenda Cox

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