Every May weekend means so much in the temperate climes. What makes this one so excellent is that the weekend technically hasn’t ended yet, at least in the U.S.! If you’re free of obligations today, make your Monday a fun day.
I couldn’t explore nature as much as I’d have liked this weekend, but the Tree Swallows grooving to the great smells and sounds wafting from the Roc City Rib Fest were a treat to watch. Corey is still enjoying a long Memorial Day weekend with his family in Delaware but wanted to share that his Best Bird of the Weekend thus far was a Chuck-Will’s-Widow calling in the predawn darkness at Cape Henlopen State Park.
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.
A Yellow-breasted Chat, even if my look at it was brief.
I’ll have to go with the FOS Eastern Kingbird, perched on a signpost at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center (just south of Philadelphia), as I dropped off my beloved but transmission-problematic car for donation. When my husband drove a blubbering me out of the complex, the Kingbird was gone. And so was my heart.
2 Mexican lifers this week in the shape of a Cordileran Flycatcher and a White-fronted Parrot
Two this weekend…..a Spotless Crake near Brooome and then SIX Brown Quail on a bush track having a dust bath. Usually we accidentally flush them in long grass and normally only two or three birds. Even got some distant photos! 🙂
Northern Bobwhite (Heard only… everyone wanted to go see the Swainson’s Warbler again even though it was on territory- it hasn’t budged in a month.) and the mentioned Swainson’s Warbler, this time with a few bad photos. (Not many can say that they’ve only seen a Swainson’s Warbler from below!) And I got a good recording, which I accidentally deleted… oh well. Prothonotary Warblers and Yellow-billed Cuckoos were a treat, too!
Living in Indiana on the eastern edge of the Bell’s Vireo range, it is always good to see them return to the local county park.