We’re getting some steamy temps in the temperate zone I live in, which confirms every other sign that summer is here. Maybe those of you on the southern side of the world experienced more of a chill than you’ve been used to. It’s way too early in the season to complain, though, so join me in smiling through the sweat 🙂
A ridiculous home improvement project combined with the sensational Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival kept me out of the places rare birds reside, but that’s not a problem. I haven’t yet mentioned how thrilled I am once Chimney Swifts return to regularly twittering overhead; for the record, I’m very thrilled. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Ruff at Jamaica Bay. Originally found on Saturday, it was refound very early in the morning by Corey on the East Pond from very long range, as the record shot above shows. Sadly, it took off before others could arrive and share the sighting.
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 would have said the Great Egret flying over the Jersey Turnpike at the Meadowlands, or the Veeries I was lucky enough to see at the Schuykill Environmental Center this morning, but ultimately I’m going to have to go with this afternoon’s surprise sighting of a leucistic American Robin hopping around my building’s courtyard … that’s my leucistic lifer!
Yeah, the work thing slowed down my Birding last weekend as well, but I did manage to get out for a couple hours. Nothing really special was found, but I did find a very cooperative Mangrove Warbler who sopent several minutes posing for me. My first ever Wilson’s Plover babies wewre also found along side the tidal flats.