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September 2010: Retrospecticus

September 30, 2010
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September is over, already, and with it the last gasps of summer here in North Carolina.  Fall is definitely upon us, which is fine by me as it’s the most pleasant season in the south; crisp, chilly mornings make way to sunny, cool days all the way through November.  You can’t beat it.  Its promise makes the long hot summer bearable.  Plus, you know, the birds.   The cold months are the hot months in the south.  Can’t help looking forward to that either.

But first, some business.  I’ve recently created a Facebook profile for this blog like all the kids are doing.  You can find it here.  I’d be much obliged if you’re a regular reader of this blog if you’d join it.  It’s a great way for me to bring you additional content I find interesting, and for me to put a face to those people kind enough to grace this blog with their patronage.  So “like” it, if you’d be so kind.

As for the last month here in Drinking Bird land, here’s a quick run-down.

- A hurricane brushed our fair shores, causing me to pause and consider the paradox of being a little excited at the prospect of a destructive storm heading my way. Ultimately, though, it was a bust as far as birds go.  All’s well that end’s well, I guess.

- I reviewed the fabulous new Birds of Australia by Simpson and Day.  I look forward to the opportunity to use it for real one of these days rather than just enjoying it aesthetically.

- I considered some amazing news for the American Birding Association, and look forward to the impending announcement of the new Executive Director.

- I took a bunch of young naturalists hawkwatching at Pilot Mountain, and we had a good time even if the hawks didn’t care to help us out.

- Noah went birding with me, and saw his first tree frog.

More to come in October!  As always, thanks so much for reading!

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