Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2019)
In the midst of a three-day Memorial Day observance, many American birders still have a day left to nail down a BBOTW. If you’re not happy with your progress so far, make the most of what is left of May.
Spotting Blackpoll Warblers around here breaks bittersweet; obviously, anyone would enjoy spotting one of these monochromatic songbirds, but with this late migrant comes the promise of months of little more than resident breeders. Don’t tell me migration is over already! Corey has been enjoying the beach and the sun down in Virginia all weekend. Though he’s seen some decor birds he hasn’t been actively birding very much. As such, his Best Bird of the Weekend is the Brown Pelican, a bird that always amazes Corey in places where they are common. Seeing a squadron on pelicans just past where hundreds of beach goers swim is always an interesting juxtaposition.
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.