Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2015)
I don’t know how the first weekend of May feels to those of you on the southern side of the equator, but round these parts, it felt like SPRING! Now all we need are a bevy of brightly colored songbirds…
I made it up to the Braddock Bay hawkwatch platform at a time when the winds were not right for raptor migration. No worries though, since I spied a resident Northern Harrier working the reeds for prey. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a bright red male Summer Tanager, annual though far from guaranteed to be seen each spring in Queens. It was a wonderful highlight on a rather slow weekend of birding for May.
How about you? 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.