So here we are midway through November, and the birding in my part of the world is starting to get interesting again. We all know how terrific the months of migration are for bird watching, but those of us far from the Equator see big swings in our avian distribution during the year. Those weeks between the departure of the last warbler and arrival of boreal birds coming just a little south for the winter feel dreadfully long. Did you see any signs of the new season recently? Let us know about your best bird of the weekend?
While scanning Lake Ontario fruitlessly for seaducks, I did spy a distant bird, hulking and brown, that may just have been a jaeger of some sort. That would have been a terrific sighting had I actually identified it, but since I could not, I’ll be content with the waves of Bonaparte’s Gulls traveling like terns along the shore. Corey is still unpacking his Ecuador list, so expect to be regaled relentlessly with killers like his 1000th species, the underrated Yellow-browed Sparrow.
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.