A hot weekend doesn’t necessarily make for hot birding, but things may be warming up on that front. One truth you learn in the birding business is that birds are always moving in one direction or another. If you didn’t see much this weekend, just wait a few weeks.
I definitely didn’t see much, but sometimes the usual species satisfy well enough. Northern Mockingbirds, for example, are charming any time of year but abundant right now in my part of the world. Corey enjoyed a weekend upstate in his hometown, beating the heat that baked New York City. Both mornings of the weekend he spent some time watching birds and digiscoping at the Great Vly, a big wetland that straddles the border of Ulster and Greene Counties. Despite getting good looks at Virginia Rail, lots of Eastern Kingbirds, and a host of other birds he decided to stick by his old standby as his Best Bird of the Weekend, a Green Heron.
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.