Common Red-Breasted Thrush

Can you think of a better way to spend New Year’s Day than to wake up before dawn, pack on a whole bunch of layers, and take your chances in brutal cold, just to count some birds?  I sure can’t! After three weeks of juggling my time between two holiday retail jobs, I welcomed the […]

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Poison in the Water

I have something to confess, something deeply personal.  You probably never cared to know this about me, but unless I admit it, nothing that I’m about to write will make much sense. So here goes. I am a virgin.  I am 27 years old and I am a virgin. I’m not proud of this.  In […]

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Going to Australia

I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to Australia!  I’m going to […]

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Tongue in Beak

I’ve seen many animals that don’t get along, but usually the dislike is mutual.  Watching a one-sided friendship though… that never gets old. A Blue-Faced Honeyeater, Laughing Kookaburra, and a Tawny Frogmouth all live together on exhibit at the Aviary.  All three species hail from Australia and none live solitary lives, per se, but the […]

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The Bird Show

‘Today is the day!’ I sang to everyone as I ran from place to place.     Back in July, an idea popped into my head, a stupid idea really, but one that took root.  As the best ideas tend to, this one came around while bullshitting with an intern.  We were tidying a closet, […]

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