Our Feathered Friends

Elizabeth Grinnell (1851 - 1935) and Joseph Grinnell (1877 - 1939)

This volume displays the romance of birds in beautiful prose and dialog in simple language for children and adults alike. Written by a mother and son team of naturalists, chapters describe various aspects of the life and habits of birds highlighting specific birds from owls to hummingbirds. From the introduction: “Seek the children, little book: Bid them love the bird's retreat . . . Bid them find their secrets out, How to understand their words.” - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Animals, Life Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Larry Wilson
00:05:41
Play 01 The Message of a Mocking-bird Sue Gill
00:05:08
Play 02 Some People We Like to Know Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
00:05:57
Play 03 Civilized Birds Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
00:05:31
Play 04 How Birds Dress Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
00:06:12
Play 05 How Madam Bird Combs Her Hair mleigh
00:08:06
Play 06 What Birds Carry in Their Pockets mleigh
00:10:36
Play 07 Child Birds MaybeCordelia
00:05:01
Play 08 How Baby Birds are Fed MaybeCordelia
00:05:39
Play 09 At Meal-time Andrea Kotzer
00:07:47
Play 10 Seed-eaters and Meat-eaters SmilingJade
00:07:37
Play 11 Some Birds with a Bad Name SmilingJade
00:10:31
Play 12 Before Breakfast SmilingJade
00:07:45
Play 13 Our Birds' Restaurant—Meals at All Hours SmilingJade
00:09:30
Play 14 Umbrellas and Other Things SmilingJade
00:10:33
Play 15 Cradle Making MaybeCordelia
00:05:07
Play 16 Our Screech Owl Colleen McMahon
00:06:23
Play 17 Birds at Work and Play Colleen McMahon
00:06:28
Play 18 Some Other Birds at Work Colleen McMahon
00:08:59
Play 19 A Pet Humming-bird Samikshaya Ananthakrishnan
00:04:35
Play 20 How We Took the Humming-birds' Pictures MaybeCordelia
00:07:20
Play 21 Our Robin Redbreast Sue Gill
00:07:08
Play 22 More about Our Robin Sue Gill
00:09:19
Play 23 Going to Bed and Getting Up BettyB
00:08:01
Play 24 Mrs. Towhee Proposes a Garden Party briannag
00:07:06
Play 25 At the Garden Party MaybeCordelia
00:07:45
Play 26 Our Bird Hospital BettyB
00:04:30
Play 27 A Splendid Collection Larry Wilson
00:04:43