Another weekend, another opportunity to add to your knowledge and enjoyment of the natural world around you. How did that work out for you this weekend?
A Carolina Wren hopped cheerfully around my front lawn this weekend, establishing that species’ half-hardy credentials. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend wasn’t one bird, or even one species, but the hordes of ducks he saw at Baisley Pond Park in Queens. November is a great time of year to see both dabbling and diving ducks and Corey had a great time scoping through the hundreds of ducks on Baisley Pond, even though he didn’t find anything particularly rare.
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.
Love that image of a Carolina Wren. Best for me was a lifer Red-footed Booby seen on a boat trip near Cano Island in southwestern Costa Rica. Lots of other good birds during guiding down that way including Common Potoo, Crested Owl, many Scarlet Macaws, Wandering Tattler, Red-billed Tropicbird, and so on but a lifer trumps all.
A flock of lively Bushtits flew into our yard here on the Olympic Peninsula, and to my surprise, gorged themselves on the suet. There were nine hanging onto the suet at one time! Sibleys says they’re insect eaters, but the Seattle Audubon site mentioned they “readily come to suet feeders.”
I heard another bronze Shining Cuckoo. I’m determined to fond one next weekend.
Beautiful Japanese Thrush in a small parking lot in a coastal wetland…nice-looking female Siberian Rubythroat was also pretty nice bird 🙂