Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2015)
Well, it’s official… no MLB team named for a bird is going to the World Series. The Blue Jays gave their all, but we now need to turn our avian-inspired athletic interest to the NFL, where at least a couple of football teams with bird totems are worth watching!
Without anything extraordinary on my weekend bird list, my favorite sighting was a pair of Hermit Thrushes, half hardy enough to hang around when so many other birds have left town. Corey, on the other hand, had several stellar birds this weekend, including a Sora at Central Park, a Vesper Sparrow at Willow Lake Preserve, an Orange-crowned Warbler at Jacob Riis Park, and a Broad-winged Hawk and five Turkey Vultures from the hawkwatch platform at Fort Tilden. It was another migrant at Fort Tilden that garnered the laurels this weekend though. A young Red-headed Woodpecker at that paused in its migration just long enough to allow a couple of pictures is Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.
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.