August 2007 was another action-packed month here at 10,000 Birds! Shorebirds seemed to be the flavor of the month as Corey and I visited Montezuma NWR (here and here) and Jamaica Bay WR (here, here, and here) among other places, while Charlie shared images of tasty water birds from the deserts of Oman. Even better, Corey’s photos of an ambiguous calidrid (as if there was any other kind) invited some fascinating commentary from both David Sibley and Kevin Karlson.

For some reason, waxwings captured our attention this month as well. Charlie and Corey also blogged about bugs while I shared some choice thoughts on why the commons need protection. Last but not least, 10,000 Birds celebrated a fourth fantastic birthday. These represent just a small sampling of our 62 posts (!) this month.

August 2007 introduced a new records in both visits and page views on 10,000 Birds. The most popular single post continues to be Another Sexy Redhead so the growing success of Corey’s calculated attempt to capitalize on the obliviousness of salacious web surfers, the deer post titled Buck Naked, is hardly surprising. Seahawks still arouse great curiosity in the public mind, as do mockingbirds and manky mallards. Also attracting a healthy amount of interest this month were my post on whether it was OK to touch a baby bird out of its nest and Corey’s quest for cranes, coots, and more.

Corey’s essay on the Perils of Posting Poor Pics has elicited an outstanding dialogue with readers that hasn’t stopped yet. Another well-remarked post this month was Charlie’s exquisite tribute to his beloved Nan. The Protect the Commons series also invited some spirited commentary, for which I’m very glad!

What did you enjoy on 10,000 Birds this month?

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.