By Seton Gordon

A vintage eagle booklet from one of many pioneers of nature writing. entire with photos from unique collections. author and photographer Seton Gordon wrote 27 books over a interval of numerous many years, and every one of these focussed at the panorama and flora and fauna of the Highlands. Of a lot of these books, some of the most acclaimed used to be Days with the Golden Eagle. Seton Gordon was once one of the first to monitor in a few element – via numerous hours in his disguise – the lifestyle of this great fowl and to give in his books an account in their habitat, nutrition and behavior. yet his writing was once even more than that – his books are interwoven with acute statement and his narrative possesses a readability that guarantees the reader sees up to Seton Gordon himself observed. From existence each day at the eyrie, in the course of the diverse Scottish landscapes and the interplay of the eagles with different natural world – it's all coated, and all in his inimitable type: 'The eagle as she broods on her eyrie during this kingdom of untamed primeval wooded area has an inspiring view. She appears to be like throughout to the excessive tops and sees the early morning sunlight flood the snowy slopes with rosy gentle. She hears from the woodland less than her the smooth effervescent notes of the amorous blackcock at their fighting-ground, and the wild clarion name of the missel-thrush as he greets the April sunrise. different sounds she hears: the hoarse bark of a hind, the curious sneezing cry of a capercaillie on a few pine tree, the far-off melody of curlew and golden plover at the brown moorland, the becking of a cock grouse as he shakes the frosty dew from his plumage. I take into accout as soon as spending an evening beside an eagle on the eyrie and seeing the 1st sun-flush burn upon her golden head, in order that it was once not golden yet deep rose colored; and so i admire to photo that lonely eyrie on many calm, sunny days whilst spring is younger and while the entire lifetime of the lonely upland areas is beginning slowly to stir to the expanding energy of the sun.'

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