Ah, these lazy days of summer will grow more frantic before long. Fit in at least one nap in a hammock before the leaves start falling!
The birds I was most amused by this weekend were an inquisitive pair of Carolina Wrens; everything else kept pretty well hidden. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a cooperative Lesser Yellowlegs on the famed East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. It is a common bird but well worth watching and digiscoping for awhile.
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.
No leaves falling for me-just rain. Good birds too this weekend while scouting a Big Day route near Carara National Park, Costa Rica. My favorite goes to four manakin species (Long-tailed, Blue-crowned, Red-capped, and White-ruffed) seen in a fruiting tree.
Don’t ask me what it was doing in a tree at the northern edge of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, but without a doubt that was an Acadian Flycatcher — the call cinched this lifer for me!
A flock of American White Pelicans, very far away and high up, wheeling lazily in the sky south of Pendleton, Oregon. Pelicans were the last thing I was thinking about as I drove south and the surprise was marvelous.