I love books that talk about the relationships we share with wild and domestic creatures. This lovely book addresses the personal as well as historic aspects of life with a starling companion. I had no idea that Mozart actually fell in love with a starling after hearing it singing a bit of one of his piano concerto's. That story was fascinating but the present tense story is just as delightful in my opinion. Saving a baby starling, hand feeding it and falling in love like Mozart with your tiny winged charge.