Now that the last weekend of what is often considered the best birding month of the year has passed, take stock of how you spent your time. Did you see everything you wanted to?
Honestly, I didn’t, at least not this weekend when our temperature plummeted 40 degrees. Fortunately, I got brilliant views of a big, beautiful Belted Kingsfisher on Keuka Lake. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was found in the little time he wasn’t working this weekend, when he finally had the chance to make it to Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, and see the Franklin’s Gull that has been around for nearly a week. A lifer and a fine-looking bird to boot – Corey’s pretty happy.
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.
After quite a few tries, I finally found my lifer Arctic Tern in Ottawa, Ontario
the humble House Martin boosted the new Yard List this weekend.
Finally heard my FOY Warbling Vireo (at Valley Forge National Park), but was much more entranced by the tiny (thumbnail-sized) light-blue butterflies I seemed to see flitting everywhere in the woods of Northwest Philadelphia — can any lepidopterists help me ID them?
A rare Blue Seedeater would have been my best but I dipped on that enigmatic finch. For my best, I choose Collared Trogon among many middle elevation species seen on Sunday.