A likable young bird-photographer and park ranger tells of his adventures n this attractive nature book. Mr. Austing began collecting hawks and owls in his oyhood, and soon turned to bird photography, both outdoors and in his studio. He writes with engaging enthusiasm and openness of his collecting techniques, which combine ingenuity, agility and incredible patience, and of his photographic techniques, which are also remarkable. As nature warden of an Ohio park, he has also had ample opportunity to study both wild birds and semi-tame pet birds and animals. His relationships with wild life and his remarks about conservation are warm-hearted and refreshingly sensible. A fine book for both children and adults, illustrated with any striking photographs of birds in flight.