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!)
For the weekend I will helping my dad put a new roof on his garage.
Monday, however, I will be birding from dawn to dusk in southwestern Wisconsin, hitting up a couple properties owned by the Nature Concervancy as well as Governor Dodge State Park. Target species are Lark Sparrow, No. Mockingbird, Bells Verio, White-eyed Vireo, and any shorebirds I can find; shorebirds have been relatively difficult to come by in Wisconsin this spring.
Thank you to all of those who served and sacrificed for the freedoms that we Americans enjoy today. This nation would be nothing without you.
New Berlin, WI
How you suffer for your art…
even risking life and limb.
But what a result.
And those butterflies provided a picture I could never have imagined.
I have a house party to prepare for on Saturday and the Wellington Food Festival to attend on Sunday, but the last time I went to the Food Festival I saw 200 Yellowhammers on the lawn so I may get some birds.
Beautiful sky and scenery. Looks like a great birdie place. I am not sure where I am going this weekend but it will be somewhere, where it is not raining I hope.
If I dont get stuck in the mud, Ill be at a Sharp-tailed Grouse lek at Lostwood NWR (ND) tomorrow morning…