Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2012)
Here in the U.S., we’re still on the more temperate side of Memorial Day, after which summer unofficially begins and one may wear white shoes with impunity. Yet if you roasted this weekend like we did in western New York, you’re probably a little scared of what July and August will look like! Save your fears for another day, since May is as magical a month as there is. Hope you made the most of a precious May weekend…
I took my kids down to the family gravel pit for some fishing. Happily, both of them caught their first fish (sunnies, naturally) and subsequently released them. I caught glimpses of lots of fine, fine birds including a heroic Killdeer protecting a nest and my first Willow Flycatcher of the season. Corey, who undoubtedly spent his entire weekend in the field just to trump me, includes not just Willow but the entire suite of downstate New York breeding flycatchers – all eight of them – as his collective Best Bird of the Weekend.
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.
Admire the modest scrape and speckled eggs of the Killdeer