Well, I've realized that I've been slacking off in the blog department, and not for any particular reason other than a lack of general activity. September 4 my mom and I moved me into the new house in Guelph, a few days before school started. Since then it's been lots of work and lots of fun but very, very few birding outings unfortunately. I plan to change that eventually - may make a trip to Hamilton or Niagara Falls next weekend if something turns up. Anyway, here's my highlights of the past while.
August 29 (has it really been that long?) I headed over to WPBO for what I thought would be my last visit of the year. It was fairly uneventful - highlight was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (always a good find at the point).
September 4 as I mentioned I moved down to Guelph to get ready for the school year.
October 21 I boarded a bus heading home - wait what? Yep, that's right - I made the 13-hours-by-bus journey home on a Thursday night and skipped all my classes on Friday. Why, you may ask? Well lets just say the results of my journey were visiting with my grandparents, friends, and family (and cat!) whom I had not seen since the summer (I didn't go home at Thanksgiving), Common Ground-Dove and Sabine's Gull on the SSM list, and a truck. Pretty successful trip eh? Then all too quickly it was a 7 and a bit hour drive back to Guelph so I could make my Monday classes.
Now it's mid-November - the first snow is falling, midterms and labs are over, assignments are almost done, and exams are almost here. A month from today I'll be completing my eighth Christmas Bird Count in SSM in ten years (missed 2006 and 2007).