Just a quick note again -- I'm still quite swamped with work, even after getting my proposal done. Now I'm working feverishly on my book, as I want to have a first draft completed by the end of August. I've also got to put my tenure package together at the same time, with the same deadline. I'm still planning to post, but I'll probably be pretty sporadic for a while -- when I get home at night, I'm pretty bleary-eyed from staring at equations all day!
In the meantime, here's some pics of some of our backyard visitors. A male goldfinch, caught with thistle in his mouth:
and the female, getting her fill: