How was your potentially three-day weekend? Any good birds? Tell us about your best bird.
My weekend in Potter County, PA has been pretty rich from a birding perspective. I look forward to sharing photos of many of my favorite sightings, especially the gaggle of grouse that we encountered. Without a doubt, Ruffed Grouse is my best bird of the weekend, particularly since I saw at five of these normally elusive birds! Corey’s best bird of the weekend was the American Golden Plover at Jamaica Bay, an unexpected sighting I for one look forward to hearing about. I’m not exactly sure which bird was best for Charlie, but I’m sure he didn’t gaze at any grouse…
What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most interesting bird you observed in the comments section. Plus, if you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, I invite you to include the link in your comment.
My best bird was tantalising and only a possibility – a willow tit calling. One’s not been seen in the county for a year or two.
Best “bird” of the weekend was a butterfly, my first Large White of the season. In a North American bird context, this is like living in New York City and getting your first-of-the-year House Sparrow not before the first weekend of September.
I know I shouldn’t have mentioned it.
But I just had to.
Eagles on the wing seen from my kayak just north of the Malden boat launch on the Hudson. Always a treat.
American Golden Plover for me too. There were 8 (!) in a plowed field only 25 mins. from my house.
By right of rarity, it should have been the Ruddy Turnstone at Willcox Saturday morning–but even that was overshadowed by the presence of 11 beautiful juvenile Stilt Sandpipers on the mud.
A Least Flycatcher, an uncommon migrant in my neck of the woods, showed up at Mason Farm, my old reliable patch.
How about a Red-cockaded Woodpecker? I have better opportunities than most, living in Georgia, but I’m pretty excited about it.
Northern Wheatear at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford, CT! A life bird and a beautiful one!
Yellow-Throated Warbler at a Cape May Morning Flight. My first trip to Cape May…I think I’ll be back 🙂