Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2016)
Another gorgeous weekend is, as they say, in the books. Start your week on the right foot by sharing what made the last two days special for you, at least from a nature-loving perspective.
I scoured certain areas of the Lake Ontario shoreline for the places migrants are being seen. No luck there, but I did get into a bunch of nice birds, including what I mistakenly thought was my first Brown Thrasher of the year. Corey had a wonderful Saturday birding Queens and Long Island with Carlos Sanchez and Anthony Collerton. Though the birds were a bit fewer and far between than they would have liked they did see some good stuff, including a one-eyed Baird’s Sandpiper on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay that took the honors as Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend. Sadly, the award must be posthumous, as birders at the pond later on Saturday watched the one-eyed wonder get killed by an opportunistic Peregrine Falcon.
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.