[Ads-l] Superb Owl Sunday

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Feb 7 17:52:23 EST 2021


email from the Audubon Society:

While the rest of the nation eagerly anticipates the big game, Audubon sees
today a little differently. By moving just one letter, today becomes Superb
Owl Sunday—our favorite unofficial bird holiday.

Whether barred, snowy, or screech, owls are some of the most fascinating
birds around. Big yellow eyes, razor-sharp beak and talons, and incredible
camouflage skills. In fact, their ability to hide is so great that most
birders rely on their signature call to identify *who’s whooo.*

https://www.audubon.org/news/learn-identify-five-owls-their-calls?ms=digital-eng-email-ea-x-engagement_20210207_eng-email_superb-owl-sunday&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=engagement_20210207_eng-email&utm_content=superb-owl-sunday&emci=c227dbc0-f667-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=8fd4e378-5569-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=834671

*GAT*

-- 
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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