Well, I am back from Florida, and will try to update things soon.
In the meantime, yours truly was quoted in a UPI story about rebounding populations of Blue Jays. Which is a little odd, considering that I have never in my life spoken to a UPI reporter.
But this is what I was talking about in some earlier posts about working the media on bird-related issues...UPI (I didn't know they were still in business) must have picked up what I said on WBBM Radio, edited it, and turned it into a wire story, which was then picked up by a couple of other print/web outlets. A very interesting illustration of how the media transmits information, and not always accurately.