1. Alas, it’s true: female Blackpoll Warblers mean the end of migration as we know it.

2. But while I was mourning that, I saw two Whip-poor-wills fly over my block. Considering my block, and considering that these were life birds, I was pretty psyched.

3. The Phantom anthology, containing my short story “Invasive Species”, is now available for pre-order. “Invasive Species” is about Starlings. There are a lot of other good stories in it too, like Nick Mamatas’s “The Stain on the Stone” (recommended if you’ve been to Long Island) and Steve Berman’s “Kinder” (recommended for new parents!) but mine is far and away the most avian.