Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2015)
That breeze wafting through your weekend may have been blessedly cool or tantalizingly hot, but, meteorological considerations aside, the winds of change are blowing. Keep your bins handy!
Some changes are less than welcome. For example, not a single Caspian Tern showed up while I was hanging around the shore of Lake Ontario. So, I had to make do with much larger numbers than usual of Double-crested Cormorants moving westward. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a ratty male Tennessee Warbler that was aware of its tattered plumage and kept trying to preen it in presentableness. Despite the wood-warblers relatively unattractive plumage it was a pleasant sight at the Great Vly in Saugerties, New York.
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.