First day of banding migratory passerines for the season (for me anyway) was yesterday and we got a yellow-billed cuckoo! Very rare for the fall and an elusive bird to track down if you are a birder. :)
If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world’s most endangered birds? The Canadian energy company TransCanada did and the Obama administration is on the verge of approving that absurd proposal.