Happy (belated) birthday, John James Audubon

I’ve been sick, and preoccupied with a new house and new baby, so I missed it: yesterday was the 226th birthday of John James Audubon. Google did a very nice special logo of it:

In celebration of the event, I thought long and hard about rereading one of the many fine biographies of the man, or the accounts of the makings of his Birds of America, but then I just browsed through my Baby Elephant folio of the prints instead. Like I said, I’ve been busy and under the weather.