A delightful book by Mark Bittner, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the story of one man’s foray into becoming an urban naturalist. Bittner, a man who lives on the outskirts of 9-5 society, ends up living on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, trying to find himself. The book, while ostensibly about the relationship he develops with a flock of wild parrots, has a depth to it that the goofy birds on the cover hide.
For really, Bittner chronicles not only the relationships he develops with the flock of parrots and with individual members of the flock, but he more subtly chronicles his path of spiritual and emotional seeking and searching.
Very much recommended. I finished this book in an afternoon and an evening.