Corvus - A Life With Birds

Maureen Beattie reads from Esther Woolfson's story of her life with birds.

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0120080818

Esther was an unlikely candidate to become a bird lover until her husband's grandmother asked her to look after some doves.

They became the first of a long line of birds to become an integral part of her household.

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The Woolfson family grows as Esther's daughter asks for a bird for her birthday.

She selects a cockatiel named Bardie.

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Esther's daughter arrives back from guide camp with a fledgling rook that has fallen from its nest high in the trees.

Chicken takes her place in the household.

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As Esther gets used to living with Chicken the rook, she discovers that corvine behaviour is far more sophisticated and fascinating than she had ever imagined.

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Spike the magpie joins the Woolfson household.

Much to her amazement, Esther hears herself mimicked with disturbing accuracy.