What the Birds See by Sonya HartnettEntwining a tale of missing children with the story of a lonely little boy, Sonya Hartnett captures the tenderness and dread of childhood in a work of exceptional storytelling.
The year is 1977, and Adrian is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. His best friend is Clinton Tull. Adrian loves to draw, and he wants a dog. He’s afraid of quicksand, shopping centers, and self-combustion. But as closely as he watches his suburban world, there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighborhood children might set out to buy ice cream one summer’s day and never be seen again. . . .
In this suburb that is no longer safe and innocent, in a broken family of self-absorbed souls, Sonya Hartnett sets the story of a lone little boy - unwanted, unloved, and intensely curious - a story as achingly beautiful as it is shattering. As her quiet tale ominously unfolds, we are reminded of how fragile are the threads that hold us secure - and how brave, how precious, is the heart of each child who soldiers on.
Fear of Birds Phobia – Ornithophobia
Row 1: Red-crested turaco , shoebill , white-tailed tropicbird Row 2: Steller's sea eagle , grey crowned crane , common peafowl Row 3: Rock dove , Anna's hummingbird , Atlantic puffin Row 4: Southern cassowary , rainbow lorikeet , American flamingo Row 5: Gentoo penguin , grey heron , blue-footed booby Row 6: Bar-throated minla , Eurasian eagle-owl , keel-billed toucan. Birds , also known as Aves or avian dinosaurs , are a group of endothermic vertebrates , characterised by feathers , toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart , and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. They rank as the world's most numerically successful class of tetrapods , with approximately ten thousand living species, more than half of these being passerine , or "perching" birds. Birds have wings whose development varies according to species; the only known groups without wings are the extinct moa and elephant birds. Wings, which evolved from forelimbs , gave birds the ability to fly, although further evolution has led to the loss of flight in some birds, including ratites , penguins , and diverse endemic island species of birds. The digestive and respiratory systems of birds are also uniquely adapted for flight.
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A phobia is an irrational fear about certain objects, features or animals that is out of proportion to the existing circumstances. Thus, Ornithophobia, or the fear of birds makes the sufferers extremely uncomfortable around birds. For some individuals, such fear is only directed towards the birds of prey such as vultures, hawks, and eagles etc, whereas in other cases, even household birds like parrots or parakeets as well as the sight of their feathers are enough to trigger an anxiety attack. Most cases of childhood Ornithophobia go away on their own while others may persist even in adulthood. The symptoms of this phobia vary based on the severity of the condition. As with any other type of phobia, Ornithophobia symptoms can be categorized broadly as mental, physical or emotional.