Hi all,

This week has been the most amazing—and crazy—or us, well, ever. As I'm sure you've seen, we posted a fantastic set of pictures by Illinois birder Rick Remington of an interaction between a Snowy Owl and a Peregrine Falcon.

That post has literally gone viral. On Monday it overloaded the server that the site lived on, and the hosting company shut down our account. I moved us to a new hosting company and had the site up and running again sometime in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. If you tried to get to us Monday/Tuesday and had problems, I apologize...and all is humming along nicely now.

If you haven't seen it, here's a link to that post: http://bit.ly/wK9nR4

And we've had some other great posts as well!

ABA president Jeff Gordon chimes in on the owl/peregrine encounter and how it relates to birding and birders-at-large: http://bit.ly/zz6LtP

Dave Dolan got some great pictures while staying at Neal's Lodges in Concan, Texas: http://bit.ly/wcEsRK

Elliot Schunke is back at the Tall Timbers Research Station in northern Florida, working on Brown-headed Nuthatches...but writes about wintering Henslow's Sparrows: http://bit.ly/z8S2cy

Tim O'Connell is a psychic birder: http://bit.ly/xWbRuU

I visited the Hooded Crane in Indiana, and wrote a bit about how a massive twitch (or just a popular birding area) can effect the locals, and the birders who visit: http://bit.ly/zkNxnm

...and there's more, including one of Fraker's now legendary cannonball runs, this time scooping up 4 species of cranes in 26 hours, travelling from Illinois to Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana and back to Illinois.

Check it all out at North American Birding: http://www.nabirding.com


-greg neise
Berwyn, IL