Wednesday was my birthday, one that has deposited me on the yawning precipice of the big 4-0. This year’s observance was low-key but Sara made my day with an amazing gift:

Gallinule and Gator by Charley Harper

This miracle of design is “Gallinule and Gator” by the inimitable Charley Harper. Beautiful, isn’t it? Since we’re smack in the middle of the Core Team birthday season, Sara had the print framed as a gift for both of us. I didn’t even see it coming, which is rare around here but makes the gift all the more memorable. One of my favorite people gives me a print of one of my favorite birds by one of my favorite graphic artists… that’s my kind of birthday!

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.