We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's the thick of warbler migration season now on the Atlantic Flyway. Step outdoors at 6 AM and you can hear them all (especially the Parulas).
Last time I saw one of the large warblers below was in Central Park, skulking in low brush along the Reservoir (CP has the best birding and the best girl-watching on the East Coast, in May). Male and female:
Ah - good choice BD. That is a good example of the "tweety" bird first discovered and described by Dr. Sylvester D. Cat. Unremarkable in plummage, the Tweety bird is known for the very remarkable call "Ey Thot I Thaw A Puddy Tat".