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Pets, pests & portents: birds through time

Roy and Lesley Adkins explore humans’ changing relationship with birds over the centuries

Published: April 14, 2022 at 12:48 pm

Over time, we’ve viewed birds as pets, pests, natural delights and bad omens. Roy and Lesley Adkins tell Emily Briffett about our complex and lengthy relationship with birds – a story of changing landscapes, fluctuating tastes in food and fashion, enjoyment and exploitation.

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Roy and Lesley Adkins are the authors of When There Were Birds (Little Brown, 2021)

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Emily BriffettPodcast editorial assistant
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