Feel the damp scent of spring (or the spicy tang of autumn for those of you on the austral side of the Earth) in the air? Don’t get ahead of yourself! Yes, the first feelers of migration will soon infiltrate your budding trees and bushes, but winter may still have plans for us. Living in Western New York teaches a body that every season must run its course. Migration will come, but for many, that moment is still weeks or months away!

That said, late winter offers little around here in the way of birding. I’m bored, which means I won’t be actively seeking birds this weekend.  Corey won’t be birding very much either; any that he does will be local in Queens. How about you? What will you be doing 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!

Keep your eyes to the skies for big flocks of blackbirds (bonus points if you can spot the Peregrine Falcon in the mix!)
Photo by Felonious Jive

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.