Saturday, January 10, 2009

Big Announcement!!!

The Hawk Owl's Nest is now officially a nest. Beth and I are expecting a baby! He or she will be here sometime in September. We're SO excited!


Lynne said...

Congratulations to you both.

John said...


N8 said...

Hey congrats!

So that's two bird bloggers who'll have far less time for the birds this year...

corey said...


BLRem said...

So happy for you and Beth, Patrick. All of a sudden a "little bit of water" in the house isn't such a terrible thing when you have such a HUGE event to look forward to, eh? Well, it makes it more tolerable, anyway. :)

Now enjoy your last few months as a couple cuz soon you'll be a FAMILY of 3, with 2 very tired parents!

Will said...


You are in for a wild ride!

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Congratulations! That is SO wonderful. Best wishes from the Birdcouple.

LauraHinNJ said...

Jeez wow! Congrats to you both!

OpposableChums said...

If you aim to ever do a World Series of Birding, Patrick, you'd best do the upcoming one. Since it falls on the day before Mother's Day each year, I suspect you'll find yourself expected elsewhere on the second Sunday in May rather than an Awards Brunch.

Deepest congratulations to you both!

T.R. said...


Owlman said...

Congrats!! I'll answer any baby questions you have during the birding trip ;-)

Jochen said...


But as N8 said, the bird blogging world is in severe danger of a population crash in bird bloggers (and take me as the worst possible example of what may happen to a blogger when a baby arrives).

And from the father of a 13-months-old, the most important advise:

SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP all you can, anytime, anywhere for as long as possible. Take any drug that's legally available to extend your sleeping periods.
Any minute of your spare time not spent sleeping is a wasted minute!

And when you're not sleeping:
1: go to the movies, no matter what's on
2: go to restaurants and eat real slowly, enjoy your meal
3: read books

And especially to you, Patrick:

Christopher said...

I said it in an e-mail, but let me say it again here - Congratulations!
I'm so happy for you both. A good friend of mine, who is also a birder, and has a 1 1/2 year old son does still get birding in - he just brings his bins along when walking the baby and dog - and has found LOTS just in his neighborhood. And hey, this is an opportunity to start another list - Baby Belardo's life list!

Patrick Belardo said...

Thanks everyone for all of your well-wishes and sage advice.

Susan Gets Native said...


HOORAY for you! You sly dog!

: )

Word from one birder parent to takes about five years for a child to become a decent (read QUIET) birding companion.
No. Make that 10 years.

Whatever....way to go, Patrick and Beth!

dguzman said...

Congratulations, Patrick and Beth!

Gallicissa said...

Sounds like 2009 is going to be an exciting year for you.