Best Bird of the Weekend (Wood-Warbler Week 2011)
Wood-Warbler Week has drawn to a close here on 10,000 Birds, yet all around the world the warbler watching remains hot and heavy. Why is it, then, that I had such a tough time finding one this weekend? Ivy and I visited a new hiking trail in hopes of decent birding, but got completely skunked warbler-wise. Luckily, I crossed paths with a Common Yellowthroat in full “witchity-witchity” later in the weekend! Corey had plenty of quality species to choose from as he biked, kayaked, and walked the World Series of Birding at Cape May with the Swarovski Optik Triathlon Hawks; he chose Parasitic Jaegers chasing Forster’s Terns as his best birds 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.
I didn’t see any Blue-winged Warblers this weekend, but would hate for you to miss Redgannet’s awesome gallery!