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03 February 2009 @ 03:27 pm
Apparently it's been 36 weeks since I've updated LJ. I just rarely have the time anymore with full-time work and graduate school. I do come back on to read my friends page once in awhile, though...as sparse as that is becoming.

Anyway, I just wanted to drop by, say howdy, and post a few links for my friends who are still on here.

http://flickr.com/photos/billysbirds - my photos. Mostly nature and wildlife/bird shots, but there's also some other stuff mixed in there. If you're on Flickr add me!

http://newjerseyoutdoors.blogspot.com - my NJ nature blog. During the winter it's mostly been birding stuff, but when things warm up I'm going to try and post more things about hiking, festivals, and anything that has to do with being outside in NJ. Check it out!

Feel free to post any links for your photo sites or blogs here. I try to follow what I can when I can.
27 May 2008 @ 03:10 pm
They're having a big sale right now. I haven't had a subscription to anything in years but I couldn't resist some of these deals. I was almost tempted to get Playboy too considering it came out to like 60 cents an issue but I had to draw the line somewhere.

For $50 total I got:

2 years of MAXIM

2 years of Bon Appetit

2 years of WildBird
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: satisfied
04 April 2008 @ 01:59 pm
I got into graduate school! Going for my MS in Ecology & Evolution.
Current Mood: excited
03 April 2008 @ 08:30 pm
So Elizabeth and I added some more stuff to our registry this weekend...


02 April 2008 @ 03:43 pm
I've gone on a spending spree this week:

Paulson - "All At Once" double LP

Peterson's Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Peterson's Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Rilo Kiley tickets

Folly tickets

Also, baseball has started once again. Thank goodness.
Current Location: WORK
21 March 2008 @ 02:36 pm

14 January 2008 @ 03:47 pm
Awesome weekend of football. It's really true, the divisional playoff games really are the best.

Packers beat up on the Seahawks. Tons of snow, bitter cold, and an outstanding running performance by Ryan Grant. You really can't ask for much more out of January football, especially considering I have Grant for $1 in my dynasty league.

Pats killed the Jags. I wasn't buying the Jags hype at all, and this game proved that the Patriots are still going to win the SuperBowl, just like they've been going to win it for the last three months or so. Tom Brady, love him or hate him, is a fucking MACHINE. One of the best performances I've ever seen. Maroney finally got some touches too.

Chargers somehow beat the Colts despite Tomlinson, Rivers, and Gates all being hurt in some capacity. Ridiculous. This just proves even further how badly the Patriots would kill either of these teams in the AFC title game. I expect San Diego to get blown out.

Giants beat the Cowboys. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK the Cowboys. Owens is by a wide margin the biggest d-bag in football. Romo is a close second. Maybe these two will stop laughing like idiots now like they were after all those incompleted passes. LOL DONT WORRY WELL GET EM NEXT TIME. Patrick Crayton is a bitch. Nice game...what'd you have, 20something yards? Cool, you're garbage. Jerry Jones looked like he was going to off himself right there on the sideline. It was great. Regardless of whatever happens in the next three weeks, I can sleep well knowing that Terrell Owens will not be winning a SuperBowl this year.

Don't worry, there will be more posts about birds in the coming weeks that nobody will care about. This weekend I think I'm hitting up a free tour in the Manasquan area, and then next week I'm going out in search of owls! Sweeeeeeeet!

Oh, a few music notes. (A) I finally got around to listening to the new Streetlight a few times. It's pretty good. Maybe even better than pretty good. (B) My new favorite artist/band is by a long shot Rodrigo y Gabriela. It's a male/female Hispanic guitar duo from Ireland. All instrumental. So ridiculously awesome. Check 'em out.

Hope everyone is doing well.
Current Music: Rodrigo y Gabriela
07 January 2008 @ 11:05 am
Went to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday morning. Here are a few of the pictures (mostly of the American Bittern I watched for like 2 hours):

There's a bunch more at http://flickr.com/photos/billysbirds/ - check 'em out and add me!
29 December 2007 @ 06:30 pm
Went to Sandy Hook on Wednesday for a little birding. Got there early and saw some Northern Gannets as the sun came up. Eventually I made my way upshore. Took a walk out into one of the coves and noticed some type of hawk hunting over the marsh. Didn't get any super clear shots, but I think it was a Northern Harrier.

As I was trying to track him down after he had landed, something flew out from next to me. It turned out to be an American Bittern! It landed on the edge of the water and I got some pictures before he vanished in the grass.

I thought this one looked cool in black and white:

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Have a Happy New Year!
Current Music: Juno soundtrack