G is for grief … and goshawks

29 08 2014

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 9.39.56 PMTotally loved this strange interview with Helen Macdonald (starts at 7 minutes in) on how she reacted to her father’s sudden death by buying and obsessively training a goshawk called Mabel. (I was also fascinated that you can only train birds of prey using positive reinforcement).

Macdonald‘s just published a book about the experience called “H is for Hawk”, and this review makes it sound a must-read.