Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2014)
What a weekend for those of us experiencing the exhilaration of spring migration! Assuming that your over-worked eyes are as blurry as mine at the moment, we should get right down to business and talk birds…
The best of the many warblers I uncovered at Cobbs Hill this weekend was an entirely improbable Kentucky Warbler. I regret having no photo proof of a bird this unlikely, but rarely regret leaving that long lens at home; how many of you worked through your photography bug and back to birding without all that cumbersome gear? Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the many species of wood-warblers he saw this weekend, which was amazing for neotropical migration in New York City. The Bay-breasted Warbler he saw in Forest Park in the company of Carrie Laben was easily his Best Bird of the Weekend, even though it was not terribly cooperative by the standards of other species of wood-warbler that Corey has encountered of late.
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.