This is it, people… your last chance, at least in the United States, to wear white without committing a social faux pas. What’s that? Oh right, good birders don’t wear white. Carry on…
Despite the autumnal chill afflicting my part of the country, I got out onto the Brickyard Trail in Brighton, a surprisingly reliable site for Marsh Wrens. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was easy to choose as he spotted a Buff-breasted Sandpiper out in the Rockaways, only the third he’s ever seen in Queens. The juvenile bird was hanging out in the sand between the boardwalk and the dune scrub, an unusual location for the species that probably only happened because young birds, like teenagers, often make bad decisions.
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.
I was riding my bike in a forest here on the Olympic Peninsula, and a huge Barred Owl silently swept down just a few feet above me and landed on a tree.
A Hoopoe in Scotland is quite good, I saw one on Saturday. Pectoral Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank were highlights of the weekend here in East Lothian too.
A white-tailed eagle soared over the highway in north-east Germany as I departed back to Heidelberg from my Baltic Sea summer vacation. A nice way to say farewell to Germany’s best birding region.
An adult Swallow-tailed Gull has been captivating birders in Washington State for the past 5 days. The STGU was found on 8/30/17 in a flick of California Gullls by Ryan Merrill on the shore of Carkeek Park in Seattle. It moved north to Woodway and then to Everett before returning to roost in Woodway.
A trip back home to Central Oregon got me a huge list of birds, but only one lifer, so that just has to be my BBOTW. A White-headed Wooedpecker, in Chandeler Wayside Park, just north of Lakeview, Oregon.