Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Strange Condor Roosts in Our Fiction Stacks

A rather strange condor has roosted in the adult fiction stacks at my Library.

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We don't usually see such a large winged too-big-to-be-my-dinner critter.  Come to think of it, I wonder if that's a condor, after all.  Let's check one of our encyclopedic databases, Britannica Image Quest.

California Condor

Must be a different type than the one atop our fiction stacks.  The head coloring is different.  There's also something really familiar about our giant winged-dinner-of-prey.

Boss Lady, MPL Director

NOW I've placed her!  That's no winged dinner!  That's Boss Lady.  But what's she doing walking across the tops of the shelves?  I don't see a nest, so she's not waiting for chicksoons.  Maybe it's some type of performance-enhancing exercise that librarians do at staff in-service training.  That's when the photo was taken (February 18, 2013).  I remember there were staff breakout sessions for specific topics--none of which involved any special din-dins for moi, I might note in passing.

MPL Staff In-Service Breakout Training Session
February 18, 2013

I included four photos just to annoy my colleagues.

I hope Boss Lady dusted while she was perched up there.  Shelf tops can get really dusty after seven years.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Simon and Garfunkel recorded a cover of a traditional Peruvian folk song, "El Cóndor Pasa" (1913), which I believe translates into English as "The Condor Passes."  It was included on their LP Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970).

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