Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of June 2013)
Summer, the season that we in the Northern Hemisphere are currently enjoying or suffering depending on your latitude and state of mind, is a time when birds often take a backseat to other diversions. But we naturalists notice them no matter what we’re doing. Aren’t we lucky?
The birds I admired most this weekend were Barn Swallows swooping over strawberry fields. Ever think about how Barn Swallows always look like they belong, even though they are seen pretty much everywhere in the world? Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the two life birds he spotted up on Mount Baldy in southern California. It is not often that Corey has the privilege of taking a chair lift to go birding but that is what he did and he was rewarded with several mountain species, including the gorgeous Green-tailed Towhee above, which is his Best Bird of the Weekend, narrowly beating out Dusky Flycatcher.
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.