Here in the United States, we’re celebrating Memorial Day and its attending rites of Americana from parades to barbecues. Many of us also get a long weekend, though social obligations often eat up a lot of that time. For example, I’m headed down to NYC for a full house of family events, which will alas mean no birding. Corey is one of those unfortunate souls who has to work even harder during a weekend where most American lie idle; he’ll be working a picket line in south Jersey.  On the other hand, he has seen 42 birds in two days from the line already, so he’s not suffering too badly! Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

Blue skies over an ephemeral Australian lake
(Be sure to click through for some spectacular stuff, including mysterious Procession Caterpillars!)

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.