As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! I’ve been on an insane writing deadline for a new book, which I finally finished last Tuesday. I’m waiting for permission from the publisher to talk about it (not that it’s any big secret); they told me they like to wait until the book is actually in production first, which it now is, so…..soon.
Anyway, that – and the onset of fall migration banding, is why I haven’t been around in forever. I’m also developing some other writing work and the day seems to be over before I get enough accomplished. So sad. I’m sure you’re all sobbing by now.
Banding is off to a warm, sticky, humid, miserable start, but this too, shall change soon. We hope. A few nice birds have come through – the first magnolia warbler the other day, and a swainson’s thrush. Our cutie of the day, and a new species for banding, was a brown creeper:
Surprisingly tiny – they don’t look that small when you see them on the trees, but there’s not much meat on those little bones!
I’m going to catch up on blog-reading later this afternoon, clean up the book-writing chaos in my office, and then return to some sort of normalcy. Maybe. Life is good.