Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2012)
It is May! For those in the northern hemisphere migration fever is upon us and employers who employ birders are wondering where everybody is. Have the birds really started moving where you live?
Both Mike and I were on the road this weekend. I was in Chicago (actually, I might even still be here by the time this post goes up considering my first flight was cancelled and my second has already been delayed once) and managed to sneak an awesome morning’s birding in the Chevalier Woods Forest Preserve. A Bay-breasted Warbler was my best bird of the weekend though I could have chosen almost any of the 64 species I spotted. Mike was with his kids doing the theme parks in Florida and had as his best bird one of his Florida favorites, a White Ibis.
What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.