Ivory-billed Woodpecker

I didn’t blog this last week, but before it gets any further into the past – how fabulous that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is still with us. It brightened my morning more than any piece of news I can remember for a long time. And I’m not even American, I just know about the IBW from my US bird guide. Short of them finding a previously unknown colony of Slender-billed Curlews, Great Auks or Moas, it’s hard to imagine a more cheerful thing. So hurrah.