January 2012: Retrospecticus
Hey, February is here and I barely noticed it. The months, they have no meaning when you’re not doing a Big Year. It’s just another eBird list set to zero. But in case you missed it, here are some things things that I did and then wrote about on the internet.
I was in Missouri at the end of 2011, and I saw lots of fantastic Harris’s Sparrows.
I sort of burned my Rare Bird Committee bridges by taking a, unconventional, tack on the Tennessee Hooded Crane.
I went and picked up a new state bird, Western Tanager, in the Sandhills. #325!
I looked at Newt Gingrich, once and future presidential also-ran, and his highly disappointing birdy credentials.
Did a little birding in some very underbirded counties in the NC Piedmont.
Reviewed a truly remarkable offering from Steve Howell and Princeton University Press in the new Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America.
And I headed south to the Carolina Bird Club winter meeting to lead a field trip the last weekend of the month and had a great time!
Thanks for reading! And onward to February, which it already is…