With March in our collective rear view mirror, a certain madness subsides. April makes much more sense in most parts of the world, at least from a phenological perspective. You have much to look forward to, so make the most of every weekend.
Of the several FOY birds encountered this weekend, I was most pleased with American Kestrels, which we spotted on power lines along much of our journey while traveling on Easter. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was going to be Brown-headed Nuthatch, that specialty of the southeastern United States. But his plans were thrown awry by a cooperative Yellow-throated Warbler at Cape Henlopen State Park. Such a stunner is easily Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend, even when the photo used is an iPhone photo of the back of his camera.
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.
First real birdwatching from our backyard … American Crows dive-bomibing a Red-Tailed Hawk, while another Red-Tail soared much further above. Can’t wait to see more!
I have to go with the Buff-banded Rail, near the board walk at Okomorua. I had been told that it was in the area, and spent three morning and two nights looking, and finally got to see it not only once, but it stuck it’s head out a second time!
After a very slow birding day last Saturday, the best had to be a juvenile Ovambo Sparrowhawk trying to scare up a meal around the flocks of seedeaters.