I suspect I’m not alone in chatting with birds while putting out their feed in the morning? Alan Powers takes this to a whole other level, having spent many years studying bird vocalisations and learning how to imitate their songs and, in some sense, actually communicate with them. In this book (a new edition of the 2003 book Bird Talk), he invites us to talk with him about what he has learned, his love of inter-species communication and how birds can teach us important lessons about the world and ourselves. He also introduces us to the poetic, spiritual, and healing influences of birdsong, and the depth of meaning the language of birds convey. This is not a dry book, it’s written with joy and good humour and makes for a lovely read.
192pp, 210 x 137 mm, Paperback, 2023,