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≩ reading Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood benefits ⊶ Ebook By Terry Masear ⋎ ≩ reading Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood benefits ⊶ Ebook By Terry Masear ⋎ In her endearing new book, FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood, Terry Masear reveals that these birds are not only gorgeous, smart and jaw dropping masters of flight but also trusting souls that bring out the humanity and love in even the most hard bitten residentsThis is a book about birds that is actually a book about love, and Masear does us a favor by risking heartbreak every day.a powerful story of interspecies communication and trust The last words of FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS are I am flying A fitting end to a book that will change forever the way you look at these little birds Los Angeles Timesrewarding for birds and reader alike This is a charming and lively summertime read, something for the patio or balcony, glass of iced tea at hand, a hummingbird or two zipping around the azaleas Dallas Morning Newsa must read for everyone who enjoys hummingbirds Is there anyone who does not fit that category Terry Masear is a hummingbird rehabilitator who takes in these tiny injured birds and treats them with great care Her book, FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS tells about her experiences winning and occasionally losing her battles to bring her charges back to health Although Masear lives in Hollywood and deals with West Coast birds, her stories apply equally to the one species, the ruby throated hummingbird, we have here I learned much from this book Buffalo News a bright, engrossing debutNot just for birders, this captivating book brims with warmth, humor, and drama that will have wide appeal Kirkus Reviews,starred reviewEncounters with hummingbirds with a variety of personalities have given Masear many insightful stories to tell She has also learned much about the sometimes strange and other times wonderful people of her community, who call her night and day to report orphaned or distressed hummingbirds Masear is bound to win fans with this passionate memoir BooklistMasear shares an abundance of knowledge about hummingbirds mating and feeding habits, their incredible flying abilities and migratory journeys, and what they need to heal and thrive But her observations about the rescuers are just as interesting You can learn a lot about someone by his reaction to a helpless hummingbird in need of rescue, she writes In fact, you can find out just about everything you need to know about a person BirdWatching Magazine Terry Masears charming account of saving hurt and orphaned hummingbirds grabbed my attention from the first paragraph and kept me riveted until the very last page I loved this artfully woven story and am certain that animal lovers of all ages will as well Michele Raffin, author of The Birds of Pandemonium This rare and lovely book is destined to be a classic I was riveted, charmed, delighted, devastated, profoundly moved, and taken to a magical place few people ever get to glimpse Its one of the best books Ive ever read about how rehabbers bond with the animals we save Stacey OBrien, author of Wesley the Owl This book is a delightful read No one else could write such a wonderful memoir of care, compassion, and delight for these small creatures Masears writing is enthralling and captivatingand I hated for it to end Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me Fastest Thing on Wings is an exaltation of hummingbirds, but its also the story of Terry Masears exceptional heart and heroism in saving these fragile and remarkable creatures In her beautiful account, every rescue is a revelation Hollywood is full of stars, but few shine as brightly as hers Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States In this well written memoir, she tells the story of Gabriel, a male Annas Hummingbird rescued from danger in the middle of busy Rodeo Drive, and Pepper, a female Annas injured on a film set Along the way, Masear shares an abundance of knowledge about hummingbirds mating and feeding habits, their incredible flying abilities and migratory journeys, and what they need to heal and thrive But her observations about the rescuers are just as interesting You can learn a lot about someone by his reaction to a helpless hummingbird in need of rescue, she writes In fact, you can find out just about everything you need to know about a person BirdWatching You dont have to be a bird person in general or a hummingbird person specifically to read this book You dont need to know anything about birds at all The very gifted bird whisperer Terry Masear has you covered Shes one of Californias hardest working hummingbird rehabilitators What she knows about these tiny wonders will leave the average bird lover agog youll come away with a sense of awe for the tenacity and toughness of these wild animals and their sheer will to survive Washington Post I cannot believe what a gripping read this is its like the Hunger Games for hummingbirds Robin Young, host of NPRs Here and Now I begin with a must read for everyone who enjoys hummingbirds Is there anyone who does not fit that category Terry Masear is a hummingbird rehabilitator who takes in these tiny injured birds and treats them with great care Her book, Fastest Things on Wings, tells about her experiences winning and occasionally losing her battles to bring her charges back to health Although Masear lives in Hollywood and deals with West Coast birds, her stories apply equally to the one species, the ruby throated hummingbird, we have here I learned much from this book Buffalo News When Terry Masear, author of THE FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood rescued a fledgling 12 years ago, she had no idea that she would one day be Hollywoods go to hummingbird rehabber, fielding as many as 85 calls a day In the book she explains how one of the smallest, most beautiful birds in the world evolved from dinosaurs how hummingbirds can experience PTSD how even rock stars cry over injured hummingbird chicks and why she suffers from kitchenheimers National GeographicBefore he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Annas hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral hundreds of feet in the air, dive 60 miles per hour in a courtship display, hover, and fly backward When he arrived in rehab caked in road grime, he was so badly injured that he could barely perch But Terry Masear, one of the busiest hummingbird rehabilitators in the country, was determined to save this damaged bird During the five months that Terry worked with Gabriel, she took in 160 orphaned and injured hummingbirds, from a miniature hatchling rescued by a bulldog to Pepper, a female Annas grounded on a film set In their time together, Pepper and Gabriel formed a special bond and together, with Terrys help, learned to fly again Woven around Gabriels and Peppers stories are those of other colorful birds in this personal narrative filled with the science and magic surrounding these fascinating creatures. 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    • Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood
    • 4.4
    • 670
    • Hardcover
    • 333 pages
    • Terry Masear
    • English
    • 10 October 2016

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