December has arrived, delivering its bounty of holiday frenzy and frozen precipitation. Your experience of this month may of course differ, but mine is colored (white) by the snow already deposited upon my doorstep. But December is a festive month, rich with holiday cheer. It’s also a birdy month in many parts of the world. Are you prepared to embrace the extremes of December? How will you be doing that this weekend and will birding be involved? Share your plans in the comments below!
I’m headed down to NYC this weekend to take in the Giants-Redskins game and watch Donovan McNabb get mauled by the Big Blue defense. My New York Metro excursions usually augur avian-aspirational adventures with my former friend Corey, but he decided to head down the North Carolina to chase birds with Nate (still my friend, but if Corey finds a Bachman’s Sparrow, I may reconsider.)
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!
Keep your eyes to the skies for exclamatory cloud formations like this one Duncan snapped over New Zealand!
I will be birding in Centre County, Pennsylvania. I am hoping for a good waterfowl fallout on the lakes after the storm systems move through the state.
Not just in New Zealand, but from my house!
Love those clouds!!!
What a great capture..amazing cloud formations and great colors.
Very beautiful photo!Love those clouds!
so serene ~
amazing clouds!!! wow!
Blackie Spit tomorrow, perhaps Maplewood Saturday, maybe Stanley Park Sunday: all relatively local. But the appearance this noon of a Northern Hawk Owl at Reifel may change that; I’ve only ever seen one in BC, and it would be a ‘lifer’ for Alison.
Oh, to answer the question, I’ll probably do Karori again. I’ve been given a good tip on where to see the New Zealand Falcons.
I will be trying for some raptor pics in Midland MI U.S.A.
I love the color and motion that is captured here. Really well done.
Have a great week-end.
If the weather cooperates, I hope to look for cloud forest birds on the slopes of Volcan Poas, Costa Rica.
What and image…well timed 🙂
New Zealand always has a great deal of ‘weather’. Great cloud shot.
If all goes as planned, an organized walk tomorrow morning at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, NY. (Mike, you’re welcome to join us——meeting there at 8:20!) That’s probably all the birding I’ll be able to fit in until I get to Atlanta.
my backyard feeders. the wife is out of town and i’m spending quality time with my twins.
Oh wow! An exclamation point in the making. I’ve never seen such a combination of red, black, and grey.