Owl Irruption and Disapproval

My favorite email of the week is from owl researcher Bill Lane:

it's not a migration. it's not an invasion. it's an irruption. jeeez.


I have been guilty of calling this large concentration of great gray owls in Minnesota a "migration" and an "invasion" both of which my brain finds sexier terms than "irruption". I feel bad for irritating researchers, I love the so. Irruption just sounds too much like a zit gone wrong or that blazing owls are oozing down the streets and melting cars and smothering people. Anyway, for my poor use of avian terminology, I give myself one disapproving rabbit.

I disapprove of owl migration...I disapprove of owls in general.