Nature’s Lessons in Happiness
While coping with the untimely death of his mother, Charlie Corbett realised his perspective on life was slipping. In a moment of despair, he found himself lying on the side of a hill in the rain, alone with his thoughts when suddenly he hears the soaring, joyous sound of a skylark echoing through the air above. The bird’s song instantly transports him away from his dark thoughts and Charlie finds himself grounded by the beauty of nature and equipped with a new perspective whereby he is no longer the leading role in his own private melodrama.
Sharing the profiles of 12 characterful birds, Charlie shows us there is joy to be found if we know where to look, and how to listen. From solitary skylarks to squabbling sparrows, he explores the place of these birds in our history, culture and landscape, noting what they look like and where you’re most likely to meet them.