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February 2012: Retrospecticus

February 29, 2012

I tell you, these posts get hard to write when I feel like I use all my end of month pablum for the ABA Blog anymore.  I only have it in me to rhapsodize about the end of winter and the inevitable return of spring and the Purple Martins and so on and so forth once.  I guess that would matter more if anyone still read this blog* (hey, remember 2008?  When blogging was still cool before Facebook ruined it?), but as it is, I’m just going to head straight into the stuff you may have, but probably didn’t if you care, missed in this, the shortest and lamest month of the year.

*I should be careful.  I know there are a few of you that still read this blog and probably more would if I were better about responding to comments.  This is beginning to read a bit too much like the one post I ever deleted from this blog.  The post that brought Mike Bergin of 10,000 Birds, completely deservedly, to my blog-step loaded for bear.  Looooong story….

I still had some photos from the one bit of real birding I’ve done this year at the Carolina Bird Club meeting in Southport.  There were some gulls flying around on the back of a ferry, which was pretty cool if you like gulls and that soft, golden, evening light.  Which I do.

I got some stickers, and they’re pretty sweet.  You should check them out and maybe get some too.

I saw the second North Carolina Western Tanager in as many months, a feat I think I’ll probably have trouble continuing beyond this month.  But why not aim high, yaknow?

I reviewed a pretty good album and a pretty good bird book.

This Rufous Hummingbird was gorgeous, and I managed some pretty good photos too.

I looked at Ron Paul and Mitt Romney for their birder bona fides.  They’re both terrible.  Ron Paul, in particular, is a complete disaster.  But I did have a real-deal Paulbot visit my comment section.  So that’s something!

Anyway, thanks to those of you who read and comment.  It is much appreciated.  See you in March.

  1. February 29, 2012 7:35 am

    Wait, what was that post about? The one Mike flipped about? I totally need to ask him about it if you don’t spill the beans…

    • Nate permalink*
      February 29, 2012 11:18 am

      I made some unfair characterizations about I and the Bird. I’m going to chalk it up to the impudence of youth…

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