First comes April Fools Day, then April showers, and then my birthday. Clearly, as far as months go, April isn’t exactly front-loaded. But during this lovely time of year, massive transformation ensues and by mid-month we’ll see some welcome changes. Good things — new blooms and spring migrants — come to those who wait. For now, get outside and have fun in the mud! What will you be doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!
I’ll be kicking around Rochester hopefully watching the last of our snow melt and maybe picking up some winter stragglers. If Corey is birding at all this weekend it will be close to home after following last weekend’s pelagic trip by working his tail off all week and fighting a virulent cold.
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!
What is more beautiful than the sight of white wings against a blue sky?
congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY INA DVANCE
Love that image! Reminds me of being back in Niagara Falls. I’m not sure where I will be birding but I plan on going out and seeing some of the migrants that are passing through Costa Rica right now.
I can almost see every feather on the bird. Amazing photograph!
Looking forward to seeing what you post on skywatch Friday next week.
Lovely image…happy SkyWatch weekend…stay safe~
Wow!! I am delaying my dinner, just so I can admire the way the feathers are angled in those wings!!! Double wow! But now I can go eat…
You are right, what could be more beautiful! Great capture.
Wow this is an amazing shot!
What a shot…love the angle of the wings!
Hi Mike, I followed you from Skywatch. What a stunning image against the sky. I normally bird all week and weekends in a beautiful valley called Kimwarer, Western Kenya, East Africa where I’m blessed to be living . This weekend, however, we’ll be visiting Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria, both birders’ paradises! I’m an amature photographer but have many photos of the birds we’ve already spotted (many, many of them lifers for me and my hubby) on my blog. Have a great birthday and lovely weekend. Greetings from Jo.
I can’t think of anything–great capture. You had your camera “out and ready” at the perfect time. Mickie 🙂
beautiful! love this one in flight! 🙂
Awesome! Great shot!
It is probably the last weekend to find River Warbler (if I’m not too late already) so its off to Zaagkuildrift again.
Great photo Corey, what equipment are you using?
Wonderful shot.. love the almost malignant looking yellow iris. “Our” osprey pair has just arrived this past week so now we now we can go ahead with our Spring plans. All the best to you,
@Gareth: I shoot with a Canon EOS 50D and for this shot the low-end 75-300 mm lens (without IS).