Those of you who follow such things should be pleased to learn that this weekend was quite auspicious for sports teams named for birds. Until now, only one National Football League team out of a total of five had ever won the Super Bowl. But at last the Seattle Seahawks, named for a bird we all know and love, have won the championship and further advanced the cause of avian inspiration for athletes!
With raptors on my mind, I spend more time looking to the skies and thus spotted a sleek Cooper’s Hawk on the prowl. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Long-eared Owl in Central Park, one of two perched in a pine, on Superb Owl Sunday. What’s not to like about an enigmatic owl in one of the world’s most-visited parks?
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.
Continuing with the Superb Owl theme, my best birds of the weekend are a duo of owls: Eagle Owl on Saturday and Tawny Owl on Sunday both in or around Heidelberg.
Ooooh, where to start.
Albatrosses, Skuas and Storm-Petrels on a South African pelagic trip.
At least 6 lifers!
Lapland Longspur, just a few amongst hundreds of Snow Buntings.
More on both at http://www.mybirdoftheday.ca
Another Suberb Owl in my back yard. A Barred Owl showed up right at dusk.
What I thought was two Kaka flying past my house turned out to be a New Zealand Falcon chasing a Kaka! What a sight!
Our first Channel-billed Cuckoo for the year!
FOS common yellowthroat and marsh wren at port aransas, tx.
A Brown Pelican in SE New Mexico. Definitely unexpected and a great consolation prize for missing the white-winged scoter reported the previous weekend.
Either Storm’s Storks or Rhinoceros Hornbill on the Kinabatangan River. Stunning birds!