Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2013)
September is as unpredictable as a month can be. Here in Western NY, we suffered a 40 point swing in temperature over two days; one moment, you’re enjoying drinks by the pool and the next finds you wrapped in a shawl sipping got cocoa. Was your weekend weather clement or cruel?
With birds on the wing all over the world, I imagine everyone who tried saw something interesting. I was predictably pleased to encounter a couple of Black-throated Blue Warblers as well as a Red Fox at Cobbs Hill in Rochester. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was difficult to choose. This weekend was great one for migration in the New York City region and a host of birds made their way in front of his binoculars. But, forced to choose, he picked the Bay-breasted Warbler that he saw at Edgemere Preserve on Sunday (pictured above).
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.