It’s summertime and the birding is easy! Here in the U.S., we observe Independence Day on the 4th of July. This often affords a three-day weekend that’s ideal for travel and fun. How will you celebrate July 4th where you live? What are you doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
I have the typical slate of BBQs and summer fun scheduled for this weekend, which presages common backyard birds and little more. Corey is hoping to bird along the coast in Queens and/or Nassau County. Charlie is buried with tons of projects which leave him little time to celebrate the independence of the United States of America from England, not that he would anyway…
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!
We’re expecting 37°C this weekend (around 99°F) – I’ll be visiting my relatives 200 kms south of Heidelberg, watching backyard birds from beneath a sunshade, next to a grill and certainly never too far away from a cool brew.
Frankly, the birdwatching bit isn’t the focus of this weekend.
And let’s not forget that our neighbors north of the border are celebrating Canada Day today so many Canadians will be enjoying a four-day weekend with birds!
I’ll do birding just right here in my front/backyard. Happy weekend!
This weekend I plan to check out some birds from the beach. Maybe I’ll get lucky with a gannet or tern surprise. If nothing else, at least I’ll have the Magnificent Frigatebirds flying over.
Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab for the first time!
Great shot with the birds and skies.
I do sort of miss living out on Long Island in the Hamptons and around the marshes and beaches.
Lovely…the marshes and blue sky.
Thanks for sharing.
At home, for a delightful change.
Wouldn’t be to sure Charlie wouldn’t be celebrating – he no doubt considers himself lucky to be well rid of us.
My birding is accidental usually. I live on a state mapped beaver bog so they sort of come to me! And that’s good because my eye sight it so bad. It’s those pesky woodland birds behind the house on the forested mountain that frustrate me. I finally got my first chickadee in the summer sitting in a tree. It’s taken me years for that! May your Fourth be birdful!!
Cupsogue Beach looks like one wonderful place to spend a day quietly and enjoy every moment…
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Hey Wren, not at all – I’m honoured to have so many North American friends (oh, let’s not forget the odd German too) 🙂
(Having said that I have to admit after the election of Bush for the second time I did wonder whether some sort of collective madness had dragged you all over to the Dark Side…)
He even got MORE votes at his second election. That in particular was quite … er … shall we call it “a surprise”?
Just got in from a day birding @ Plum Island in Mass. and boy are my arms tired! 🙂 So is the rest of me … so the full report will wait til next week. As a teaser, it was ploverlicious!
Beautiful clear sky and delightful birdies.
Just saw a RED-NECKED STINT at South Beach in Chatham, MA.
More details here: http://floridascrubjay.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/7110-red-necked-stint/