Tomorrow is the first day of June, yet the complaints have already started. Have you heard them yet?
“Now that migration is over, all I can do is look for local breeders.”
“I guess I’ll go to the beach… maybe I’ll see a shearwater or something.”
“Summer (birding) sucks!”
Wah wah wah. Summer happens to be one of my favorite seasons, except for the whining. If you are a birder feeling bereft now that May has passed, take this opportunity to reorient and restructure your priorities, at least for the next couple of months. Look on the bright side: before you know it, we’ll all be awash in baby birds!
Corey will no doubt be looking for breeding birds or shearwaters off the coast of Queens. I’m not nearly as jaded as he is, so you’ll find me surrounded by common breeding birds like catbirds and mockingbirds. How about you? 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!
Enjoy blue skies above your favorite body of water. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spend some time at a crater lake!
(Find out what Duncan saw at Lake Eacham, a crater lake in Queensland’s Atherton Tableland)
It’s a long weekend for those of us in the Austral winter (so quit your griping y’all), and some friends are planning a tramp, so who knows what we might get?
I hear you on the summer whining. There are cool birds to watch at every time of the year but the breeding birds of summer are especially nice. At this time of the year in Costa Rica, it rains every afternoon but the morning birding is exciting as always. I plan on doing a breeding bird survey in my favorite area of foothill rainforest in Braulio Carrillo National Park.
The birding wife and I are headed to North Dakota where there’s still some migration going on. Also plenty of summer residents there that are potential lifers. I plan to come back with a Long-billed Curlew (not literally.) We’re hitting Chase Lake, Long Lake, Arrowood, Lostwood, McKenzie Slough, and the Badlands (as well as some secret sights I’ve been told about…but always willing to hear about more from any of you ND birders out there.) Just hoping we don’t get crushed by an oil truck.
Rumor has it that Corey is heading up tour to Citi Field in hopes of seeing a number of brilliant Cardinals on Saturday.
I saw the Cardinals at Citi Field twice but they were much, much, much, less than brilliant.