Wow, what a historic month for 10,000 Birds. The big news is that 10,000 Birds is now a group blog! Charlie Moores and Corey Finger are in the house which guarantees that you will always find something exciting, insightful, artistic, or amusing at this site. Are you as psyched as I am?
What else happened this month? Corey and I traveled to Wakeley Mountain in the Adirondacks with Patrick of The Hawk Owlâ€™s Nest and Will of The Nightjar for what can only be described as an epic search for Bicknell’s Thrush. Read about the entire campaign in rhyme here and here or purple prose here, here, and here. I also spotted my first Cerulean Warbler this month (finally!) while Corey nailed his life Clapper Rail, Sharp-tailed Saltmarsh Sparrow, and Seaside Sparrow all in one fell swoop.
Two other noteworthy events were that I hosted the 21st edition of the Circus of the Spineless and my little girl, Ivy turned one; actually Ivy’s birthday is on May 30, but I wrote up my Ivynox sightings of Piping Plover and Least Tern in June!
The most popular single post on the site continues to be Another Sexy Redhead, clearly a triumph of search engine optimization or a failure of imagination in the perverts that continue to flock to my account of spotting a Red-headed Woodpecker. Also commanding respectable traffic were two posts about types of birds (mockingbirds and seahawks) and one sharing duck jokes in honor of the Anaheim Ducks’ NHL championship. COTS #21 also attracted a reasonable number of readers, which speaks more to the passion of its participants than the modest skills of its host.
The two most commented posts on 10,000 Birds in June 2007 were Ivy’s birthday post and Corey’s Return to the Killdeerâ€™s Nest. The latter post technically shouldn’t count because it received all of its attention before he moved to this site, but the photos are fantastic and mentioning it gives me an excuse to link to his update of an absolutely adorable newly-hatched Killdeer.
What was your favorite post on 10,000 Birds this month?