Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2016)
Between celebrating mothers and chasing migrants, most of you probably enjoyed a busy and fulfilling weekend. We can’t wait to hear about it!
Corey was hoping that Gray Kingbird–in New York State–would be his Best Bird of the Weekend but sometimes long-distance twitches result in dips. Instead, he was pleased to see unexpected Great Horned Owls on both Saturday and Sunday, the latter being pursued by a raucous mob of Blue Jays. Seeing an apex predator is always a thrill so despite missing the kingbird Corey is still happy with Great Horned Owl as his Best Bird of the Weekend. Since I met Corey on his ill-fated attempt at the improbable kingbird, the GHOW made my shortlist for BBOTW as well. However, in the midst of migration, I’ve been most enamored with the White-crowned Sparrows that have haunted my feeders for the last few days. Once the White-throated Sparrows arrived, I expected a glimpse of white-crowns passing through; what I’ve gotten instead are long, lingering looks for nearly a week.
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.