Nate is great. Readers of his excellent blog know that Nate has a lot to teach us, even beyond the intricacies of avian alcohol preferences. For example, until today, I did not know what a didaktyliaios was:

The double-dactyl… consists of one sentence containing forty-four syllables that are distributed over eight lines and fall into two four-line stanzas. The first three lines of each stanza are dactylic dimeter; the last one is a choriamb. The two stanzas end with a masculine rhyme on the last syllable of the choriamb. The final feature of the form is found in line six of the poem: a single, six-syllable word which is a double-dactyl.

If you can’t quite imagine what that sounds like, wait until you read Nate’s higgledy-piggledy edition of I and the Bird #127!

Whether your keen observations on birding and wild birds are expressed through prose, poetry, or photographs, they are welcome at I and the Bird. Send your link and summary to me or our next host, the extremely admirable Y C Wee (wee37 AT starhub DOT net DOT sg) of Bird Ecology Study Group. Submissions are due by 6/22 for our 6/24 edition.

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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.