A compulsive rhymer? Most definitely, then, my totem.

Did I hear a “wocka wocka”?

Cornell claims that Illinois is within its summer breeding range, but I’ve neither seen nor heard. Perhaps they’ve been routed by the catbirds, whose numbers have skyrocketed in the past five years.

I always envision catbirds as a transitional form, with grab-bag DNA like the platypus.