Shelby Foote, Louisianan, historian, in the PBS documentary, The Civil War:
"Early in the war, there was a confederate veteran, a young
country boy, on guard duty -- he's walking his post in the
woods -- and there was an owl, unknown to him, in a tree
nearby, and the owl said, "Who?" And the boy, trembling
with fear, said: 'It's me, sir, John Albert, a friend of yours."
"And you know what we are going to do after lunch? We are going to see an owl. Would you like to see an owl?"
Thus, my daughter, Alex, who would turn 3 in another week.
For a listing of chapters that includes each bird's name, click on Random Footnotes.
All is journey, and in this case, 30 journeys. We can make these particular journeys riding webbook or ebook. The complete ebook, sans ads of course, is available now for purchase: Click here. The introductory web posting of the first two chapters is in full. Click Additional for other postings.
Birds treated, but not featured (see Photo Credits):