Oh! Blog readers may enjoy this–I won a small essay contest over on the 10,000 Birds Blog, with the tough topic “Say something nice about an invasive bird species.” I couldn’t find any love in my heart for starlings, but I recalled a bizarre encounter I once had in rural PA with a feral peacock, so I figured what the heck.

You can read the essay and see the other winners at http://www.10000birds.com/

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