I have it on good authority that many of you have already ridden the roller coaster of this season’s migration madness and are now recovering from strained eyes, sore necks, and bloated lists. Some of us, however, are still reaching towards the very peak of the wave, eager to follow all its twists and turns until the end. In other words, wish me luck and light work this week!
This weekend delivered my first taste of full passerine immersion since last spring, but warblers weren’t the only stars. I collected not one, not two, but a shocking three county birds this weekend and feel grateful for the best looks I’ve had at Marbled Godwit, Piping Plover, and Cerulean Warbler in ages. Corey got out for a not-very-big Big Day in Queens with some pals on Saturday. Of the 113 species they spotted it was hard to pick a single Best Bird of the Weekend, but the Common Nighthawk perched in the north garden at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge rose to the top of the heap. How can a goatsucker not be 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.