Autumn reflections

2010 November 1
by David J. Ringer

VICKSBURG, MISS. — Oh, hello, November. You … took me by surprise. You frightened me, to be honest, looming here as I dribble out of a vortex in spacetime, which as everyone knows leaves a body feeling rather cold round the edges and not so nice in the belly. That passes, though. I ought to know.

autumn reflection

Vesper Sparrows are back. And Swamps, and Songs, and White-crowns. I heard the first robin of fall.

Sorry for for all the dust around here. The cobwebs, the empty rooms. We’ll work on it together, OK? Please say yes.

I did do some blogging for Audubon magazine this year, and I will continue to contribute periodically.

And there’s exciting news today: I’ve also joined the 10,000 Birds team and will be writing there monthly on bird taxonomy and systematics. I’ve followed 10,000 Birds since some of you were still in diapers, so to be a part of the next phase in its evolution is an honor and a privilege.

And you, November, I embrace. Fiercely.

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8 Responses
  1. Melanie permalink
    November 2, 2010

    Love that you are able to embrace November, fiercely. Given the past six months, that is commendable. And downright astonishing.

  2. November 2, 2010

    November I will embrace from Ecuador. Or at least the first chunk of it.

    Welcome aboard!

  3. November 2, 2010

    Awesome David, that you’re joining 10,000 Birds. You are a part of a pretty intimidating bunch for me to try and keep up with.

    • David J. Ringer permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Thanks, Clare, but your glimpses into a magnificent part of the world so few of us have yet experienced will definitely be a highlight!

  4. Erika permalink
    November 2, 2010

    nice… miss you and Melanie

    • David J. Ringer permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Hope things are going well in Sweden!

  5. November 2, 2010

    You’ve been missed, David, but I think everyone understands. It’s good to see you back. And congratulations on the 10,000 Birds gig!

    • David J. Ringer permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Thanks much, Jason. Be well.

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