It's raining here now, and warm, but the freezing weather is headed this way. Hope it does not complicate Zick's southern campaign which launches in a few days.
Here are just a few images from BirdWatch America, the Atlanta tradeshow for the birding industry that is always a complete schmoozefest for all of us at BWD. We've been doing this show for enough years that it's more like a reunion than a straight biz trip.
Oh, and the forecasters were right. There WAS a bit of skaryoke in ATL, at a club called B-52's, though we heard none of the music of this seminal Georgia band while we were in da club. There was spartan turn-out from the usual birding karaoke krew, too, but we persevered and had fun anyway. Jeff Gordon (see below) sang perhaps his finest version of "Secret Agent Man" ever. I branched out with a new song: "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard. BirdChick crooned a couple of emotive ballads--there was not a dry eye in the house. We missed having AJ, JB, and JZ there to raise the quality of the performances. It seemed to be "Tone-Deaf Karaoke Night" at B-52's.
It's good to be back home. Happy MLK Day!