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2014-09-25 - 8:28 a.m.

Bizarre mobbing incident late yesterday afternoon. The usual Bluejay fuss and cuss, with tons of dive-bombing in the low branches of the pine tree that sprang up where the fallen pin oak of Tropical Storm Bill (2003) used to be. They were joined by the Mockingbird and a number of smaller birds including a couple of unenthusiastic Downy Woodpeckers, various concerned Carolina Chickadees, and visibly tense Tufted Titmice. Nothing particularly bizarre about that, I suppose, since it's migration. The bizarre thing is that I could never see what they had. Apparently, it was something low down on the ground where I couldn't see it behind the fence. I was hoping for a small Screech Owl or a Sharpie/Cooper's, and I suppose it isn't unbelievable that a Cooper's had a BlueJay down on the ground where I couldn't see. But we'll never know.

A triumph of marketing: I have literally less than zero use for a cigarette lighter/USB holder that has the entire contents of Tyranny by Julian Casablancas + the Voidz. Especially since the entire album can be downloaded off his own website for less than $4. But it just looks cool. I didn't know those USB thingies could also light things on fire when they got bored...Fortunately this item was out of stock or I might have ordered it and then wondered later what it was good for other than getting seized by TSA at the airport.

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