Did you enjoy your summer? The Autumnal Equinox may still be a few weeks away, but make no mistake: summer is over. Time to pack up your white shoes and pick up those school supplies! Fall surely has much to recommend it like migrating birds and mulled cider, but today we in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the end of endless summer days. Having fun?
My best birds of the weekend were a bevy of Eastern Bluebirds in adult azure and immature mottled brown, beauteous birds any time of year. Corey was most pleased with a host of Bobolinks at the same place he suspected them of attempting to breed this spring (though he ended up short of evidence).
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.
My almost 2 year old daughter pointed out a flock of blue-winged teal for me, #121 for the county.
Slim pickings this week … a Great Egret in flight over the pond in the Westchester town I used to live in, or a chorus of Eastern Wood Pewees near my parents’ place in Putnam County.
@Mike and Corey: Am molto jealous of the bluebirds and Bobolinks!!
Sweet bluebirds and Bobolinks. I would love to pick up a Bobolink for my year list in Costa Rica. On Saturday, my best bird was a female Blue Seedeater on the slopes of Barva Volcano. This was a majorly good bird and only the second I have ever seen in Costa Rica.
In southern Louisiana and Mississippi, Sooty Terns, Bridled Terns, Magnificent Frigatebirds, and other storm-driven waifs of Tropical Storm Lee! http://djringer.com/birding/2011/09/03/birds-of-tropical-storm-lee-part-1/
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler is the bird of the week here on Fair Isle Shetland, Scotland, Uk. We also had a Great Snipe, 15 Rosefinch, Red-Backed Shike, Etc. Cheers Tommy