Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Birdday!

Magnolia Warbler, Dendroica magnolia (Wilson)
(Detail) By Tony Henneberg.

This birdday card was sent to me last year by my friend, Tony, who is a very talented artist (click on the image to be magically transported to his beautiful webpage). This card is a detail from a larger painting of his. Tony is currently wandering through the jungles of Suriname, where he will be for approximately six weeks, “looking at birds, big trees and giant otters” as he told me before he left. He promises to share any interesting photographs of birds with me upon his return in February, which of course means I will share them with you!

Comments

  1. #1 biosparite
    January 31, 2006

    So your posting is suggestive but not probative of your birdday’s having rolled around again. Under the old common-law pleading rules, I think your posting thus contains a negative pregnant. Is this in fact the very occasion? An e-card could be forthcoming depending on your response.

  2. #2 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    yes, indeed, today is my birthday. and i am already having a really great day because my good pal, chris clarke just called me during a brief break from his adventures in the desert.

  3. #3 afarensis
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

  4. #4 P.M.Bryant
    January 31, 2006

    I’ll second the Happy Birthday wishes.

  5. #5 Torris
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birdday and many more!!!

  6. #6 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    hey, thanks for your kind wishes, everyone, and thanks so much, biosparite for the wonderful birdday card (Jacquie Lawson is my favorite!)

  7. #7 Dawn
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!!

    Hope it is a good one!

  8. #8 Dawn
    January 31, 2006

    Thanks for Tony’s Website, his work is fantastic!

  9. #9 Daniel
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday! :o)

  10. #10 sciencewoman
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

  11. #11 RavenT
    January 31, 2006

    and many more!

  12. #12 ellen
    January 31, 2006

    HB2U, Hedwig! (Imagine the audio here: cumpleanos feliz, cumpleanos feliz, cumpleanos, cumpleanos, cumpleanos feliz!)

    It never ceases to amaze me how small the world is…Tony Henneberg is one of my favorite artists…I “met” him years ago, when I received a brochure for a set of plates he had painted – I couldn’t afford them, but we got to talking and I learned that he was from my beloved, tragic Zimbabwe…I’ve always wanted to purchase some of his artwork (not that we have an inch of uncovered wall space left; the bird art thing is really out of control)…how did your paths cross?

    Hope you have lots of fascinating people cross your path today…

  13. #13 Phila
    January 31, 2006

    Happy birthday, and many many more!

    By an amazing coincidence, the unrelated box of gifts I sent you weeks ago arrived at my house today as “undeliverable.” What gives?

  14. #14 Carl Buell(OGeorge)
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday Hedwig! Tony’s little “spruce” warbler* is wonderful, thanks for the link to his site.

    *I know, I know, it’s a magnolia warbler. But just because Wilson shot one during migration in a magnolia tree…the little guys nest in spruce forests. If I ever get shot in a Red Roof Inn…

  15. #15 The Wege
    January 31, 2006

    I’d sing Happy Birthday for you, but I’m not sure where to send the royalty payment.

  16. #16 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    Ellen; i met him through my blog. apparently, he was a one of my silent fans who then made himself known to me one calendar year ago after he read it was my birthday.

    Phila; i am so sorry about that! i kept bugging the post office peeps about the box and they said nothing had arrived. i’ll try to clear this up with you in email.

    Carl; thanks for sending this picture! that’s very sweet of you. did you just whip that out today, or do you send that to all the girls, hmmm?

    Norwegianity; rexroth’s daughter and her dread pirate roberts beat you to it!

  17. #17 Tabor
    January 31, 2006

    “Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.”
    ~ Unknown

  18. #18 Sean
    January 31, 2006

    Happy birthday! I think the secret is to keep getting better with age.

  19. #19 Clare
    January 31, 2006

    Have a Happy one GrrlScientist

  20. #20 Will McKenna
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

  21. #21 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    thanks everyone! this has been truly overwhelming. and thanks to my Seattle bird photographer pal, Dawn, for sending this lovely birdday card featuring a photo of a violet-tailed sylph, Aglaiocercus coelestis.

  22. #22 Rexroth's Daughter
    January 31, 2006

    Hey, we left a little audio song on the post above this one, but I wanted to add my good wishes to you on this day, here too! Hope you are having a fantastic day. Happy happy birthday to you.

  23. #23 Duane
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

  24. #24 lillet
    January 31, 2006

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    xoxox L

  25. #25 cpbvk
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday! …and thanks for the link to Tony Henneberg’s site. I’m ashamed to say I was unaware of him. His work is wonderful!

  26. #26 Jyotirmoy
    January 31, 2006

    Happy Birthday!
    Referer: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/

  27. #27 Sara
    February 1, 2006

    May this year see all your wishes come true…

  28. #28 Jim Shirk
    February 1, 2006

    Happy Birdday. Frohe Vogelstag