Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2016)
What a weekend, right? All my favorite birders were out at festivals, doing Big Days, or just racking up scores of awesome birds in the field. We can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories!
I hit Firehouse Woods, one of Rochester’s finest spots to scope Neotropical migrants fueling for the last leg of their long journeys to the boreal. Even though I only had an hour before work, I racked up just about all the warblers I wanted; any weekend I see a Blackburnian Warbler, I know which species is my favorite. Corey had a host of birds to choose from this weekend what with it being the middle of May, the peak of spring migration in New York. Of the 26 species of warblers and 110+ species of bird he saw this weekend none caught his fancy quite like an extraordinarily Chestnut-sided Warbler which foraged within scant feet for several minutes at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Corey was pleased, pleased, pleased to meet that wood-warbler, his 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.