What we found in the back yard, next post.
Meanwhile, go on over to Wren's place to join her in celebration of the Joy of Birds. (I & the Bird #83). It includes a link to a couple of definitions of a blog carnival, I&tB included. One of them may be a trifle biased:
"A blog carnival is a rotating ego trip that inexplicably always rejects my comprehensive collection of guano jokes."