Mid-February can be boring if you’re overly focused on the coming migration. On the other hand, some birders really appreciate the opportunity to pick up specialties from the current season. Which kind of birder are you?
My daughter and I waited past dusk to see a Great Horned Owl land in the bare tree pictured above. It perched on the cell tower instead. No accounting for taste or a sense of theatrics. Corey spent the weekend making his way south to Georgia, where he has now arrived at Tybee Island. He mostly birdied from the car on I-95, which is not conducive to seeing very much. But at a hotel in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, he had a singing male Eastern Bluebird on Sunday morning, and that was definitely his Best Bird of the Weekend.
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 time in Costa Rica, and at long last saw my favorite bird at Monteverde Cloud Forest– the Resplendent Quetzal! Actually three of them, a male and female together in a tree, and later a juvenile male flying. Absolutely spectacular!
The typical “first bird of spring” here around Heidelberg: Red Kite.