The solstice may not have arrived yet but around here, winter birding season has begun. If signs are auspicious in your area, take a break from holiday shopping (it’s too early yet anyway!) and turn your eyes to the skies. What will you be doing this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
This weekend, I’ll be trying to avert another site crash like 10,000 Birds suffered today. I’ll also be doing a bit of birding. Lady luck generously granted me a Snowy Owl yesterday; maybe she’s got some winter finches for me too! Charlie and Corey are probably interviewing competent webmasters over the weekend but knowing them, they’ll be out and about observing avifauna as well.
Whatever you do this weekend, make time to enjoy Sky Watch Friday…
When you see the sky, make sure a bodacious Bohemian Waxwing isn’t between it and you!
If you like this photo, check out Charlie’s gorgeous gallery!
Oh, bad luck about the server crash. What a pain. But good luck with the owl (that was a great post) and the skywatch photo – I’d much rather have the waxwing in view than just the sky.
Cheers, and happy skywatching.
So nice pic!
Beautiful bird! who cares about the sky with a view like that!
Fantastic shot of the Waxwing! Well done!
After a birding hiatus I am going back out this weekend in search of things like Franklin’s Gull, Tropical Kingbird, and Lesser Nighthawk. All of which have been seen recently down in the Miami-Dade area.
Too bad on the server crash Mike. Good luck with that!
what an amazing shot…the waxwing looks almost not real…love how he is set in the tree and the colors…thanks for sharing.
Mike: I love the waxwing on the tree with the berries.
Hello Mike – thanks so much for visiting my blog! This waxwing photo is wonderful. We often see cedar waxwings in the spring and fall. They especially love the crab apples and berries on the mountain ash trees.
What a beautiful photo!
Great photo…I would hate to look at the sky and miss that bird…what a beauty..thanks
This weekend I’ll be birding at La Punta, Callao, in Peru 🙂
Great shot of the Bohemian Waxing! My wife and I went in search of Short-eared Owls in Avon and Lima (NY) today, and found 6 or 7, plus a couple of Northern Harriers to boot.