Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Mess Of Courage

No, the Halsey family of White Terns was not photographed in Pennsylvania.....but I thought I would pull out a Midway picture from The Vault here at BB&B. But can you blame me? This picture is rad, and I don't mind telling you that. The truth is The Truth, you know what I'm saying? Of course you do.

My camera equipment was perfectly fine for Midway, but doesn't quite cut it here where you can't just walk up to any wildlife that happens to be around....the birds in Pennsylvania, as with most places, live in constant fear of being shot at or eaten by something bigger than them. I'm contemplating adopting this outlook on life myself.

I found my first bats today under the turbines, which was a relief. Being a virgin of any kind is a frustrating experience, and being a bat virgin wasn't any different, so I was pretty stoked to get that out of the way and get back to being bummed about the powerful GOP-health-insurance-industrial-complex, climate change, The Jonas Brothers, Dale Neumann, and now this awful bastard over in Pittsburgh who shot down 12 women at a gym....."Guns don't kill people, people do".....right.

Yesterday at my new patch I added Chestnut-sided Warbler and Sharp-shinned Hawk to my trip list, which left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, not to mention my shins feeling sharp. I love the warbler mecca that is the eastern is a holy place indeed.

Below is a stream of Billy Bragg's set from the Newport Folk Festival. Relish it.

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