Those of you who have never experienced a clock change in Daylight Savings Time are really missing an opportunity to complain about the time the way most of us gripe about the weather. Since some of us are early risers and others night owls, we don’t all agree on the best hours of the day. But we can all rally around the pain of losing an hour of sleep as we spring forth. On the other hand, seeing sunlight well after 6pm makes me realize that spring may actually come after all.
Spring may be on the horizon, but we’re still snowbound here in Rochester. I’ve got little besides House Sparrows to entertain me as I hide indoors. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Red-necked Grebe, an amazingly cooperative individual at Baisley Pond Park in Queens that had been reported the previous weekend when Corey was out of town. Was he ever relieved and elated to get such good looks at a pretty good bird!
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.
Loggerhead Shrike is always nice, and a singing Hermit Thrush and cooperative waxwings are always good.
The best came first thing this morning just as I stepped outside . A Carolina Wren was belting out its song from just overhead. Carolina Wrens are at the edge of their range here and their outsized voices are always a welcome sound..
Brown Pelicans! Since I no longer live in California, I miss them very much, and I saw about 25 soaring near San Francisco this weekend.