While this week is Wood-Warbler Week here at 10,000 Birds, I’m giving Mother’s Day top billing because, hey, moms are special! Then again, mothers only get a day but we’re giving warblers a whole week… what does that say about our priorities? If you’re still musing about the moms in your life, you might enjoy the photo of a mother Cardinal sitting on her nest I posted for Mother’s Day. Otherwise, let’s talk best birds of the weekend…
Apropos of Wood Warbler Week, Corey’s best bird was a Cape May Warbler much like the one pictured below. My own best was no warbler at all but rather a Green Heron perched in a tree high overhead. Fortunately, I was able to avoid developing heron-neck by employing an advanced birding technique.
Check out Corey’s Cape May Warbler gallery
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.
Female Montague’s Harrier south of Heidelberg/Germany. Always a nice bird to see and my first in the three years I am living here now…
Pink-eared Duck….my favourite Aussie duck! First for 2011.
Toss-up between a FOS American Redstart and the Little Blue Heron who has been hanging out in our front yard swamp with the wood ducks. I only see a little blue every few years, so to have one here for a week is a treat!
Dutchess County, NY
My best bird of the weekend had to be the return of the Lazuli Bunting. I had up to six of them on my feeder yesterday evening. Their electric blue coloring makes them look like gems!
Hearing and actually getting to see a Whip-poor-will.
nothing fancy on my side. But the look at a pair of blue-gray gnatcatcher building a tiny tiny nest at Furstenberg Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was certainly something I’ll remember
That and a fight with a dog owner (one of those with no leash) at the local arboretum. That’s certainly a nice way to blow some steam.
A male painted bunting has been showing up every afternoon at my backyard for several days now. See photo on my blog: http://thainamu.blogspot.com/2011/05/painted-bunting.html
Attending The Biggest Week in American Birding at the Black Swamp Observatory was the best Mother’s Day gift I’ve ever received. The jewel of the experience was the Blackburnian Warbler. You can see him here; http://bit.ly/ivhkoH