This weekend had something for everyone: celebrations, congregations, and migrations. And also sports! Please tell me you found something special to do…
I took my kids on our traditional Easter morning hike, though the timing this year meant that spring has scarcely sprung. Still, hearing the tricksy triplets of a Northern Mockingbird made my weekend. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the three Red-shouldered Hawks he spotted. The one in our feature image was best because it was spotted in the company of Corey’s parents and his son and they all had time to get a look before it took off, providing a decent photographic opportunity as it made its way to another perch.
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.
Best bird was a Buller’s Albatross, early winter bird, one of five different albatrosses. But the highlight of the weekend was my lifer Sperm Whale.
Best bird was a Sora. I hadn’t seen one in a long time and I was able to get decent pictures this time.
between the red shoulder hawks & the 3large black crows, I cant decide.
I’m going for a single Cooper’s Hawk passing low overhead. Hawk migration is in full swing and the air is full of Turkey Vultures mostly. But there’s more including Bald Eagle dramas on my blog http://www.mybirdoftheday.ca
My best bird is still those American Kestrels, whose eggs have apparently hatched. We just love watching them.
The transition this weekend from the few straggler Common Redpolls, replaced by missing-all-winter American Goldfinches.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet outside my window here on the Olympic Peninsula.
Best bird goes to a dainty Sungrebe seen on Saturday although a perched Great Potoo comes in as a close second. Both were seen near Tirimbina, Costa Rica.
An Eastern towhee who showed up just in time for the last Project Feederwatch weekend.
We couldn’t bird till Monday, but got a “lifer”! A pair of Spinifexbirds!!
Hammond’s Flycatcher in Ventura County, CA! Missed them completely last year. Mountain Quail was a close second (also missed last year), but they were heard only.
Nice one Clare! Was it close to home? Cause that would be even more impressive.
At any rate, cause Corey hasn’t risen yet… five albies. FIVE! Antipodean, Northern Royal, Black-browed, White-capped and Buller’s. Five. Read em and weap, Corey.
@ Duncan-it was near Karratha, as we are down here with Grant’s work for a couple of weeks. There’s so much spinifex and they are quick to pop up and then drop down again. They flick their big tails as if they think they are wrens! Great birds! 🙂
My best bird of the weekend is an unidentified pipit. I live in Colmberg, Germany where pipits are starting to show up in the farm field environs. Pipits are my DDD birds – Diabolically Difficult to Distinguish. They are always moving as they forage in high grass at a distance. Me thinks these are Meadow Pipits.
I took the ferry with some friends to Cumberland Island National Seashore on the Georgia coast. My takeaway moment was my first-ever sighting of Common Ground Dove. There have been several occasions where I was fairly convinced I’d seen them fleetingly, but these were quite cooperative, all four of them. To top it all off, while I was sighting them through a scope at ~30 yards, a group of about eight of Cumberland’s wild horses walked up to investigate me. Too fun!