Every day may be Mother’s Day if you love your mom or are a mom that’s loved, but this weekend marks the official observance of the holiday. We can all look forward to lots of breakfasts and brunches, plenty of traveling to visit beloved matriarchs, and maybe even a spa day or two. But have you considered taking your mother bird watching this weekend? Mother’s Day bird walks are staples for some organizations and bird clubs. If you can’t find any walks scheduled in your area, take mom out yourself… after all, what she really wants is to spend time with her family! Just be sure to let her use the good binoculars! Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!
Neither Corey nor I know exactly where we’ll be birding this weekend, but you can bet spicy spring migrants will feature prominently in our respective plans. Plus, we’re putting together something very special for our readers next week…
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!
Gorgeous sunset over Tern Island, Hawaii; Great Frigatebirds and Red-footed Boobies in foreground
(Don’t miss the rest of Duncan’s amazing sky and bird shots from Tern Island!)
“Shove over, will ye”
Absolutely fantastic photo for SWF!Have a great weekend!
that is a crowd of birds!
Amazing! A great shot.
Oh…they’re enjoying the sunset too! A terrific shot.
This is an amazing picture! An absolutely dream for everyone who loves nature.
I’m birding the Magee Marsh & Ottawa NWR near Toledo, OH!
Wow, beautiful shot and a great capture of all the birds.
That’s a really neat shot!! Absolutely ‘birdacious’ —
Yeah, super cool photo! I am more or less stuck around the house although I might get the chance to do a bit of birding early Saturday morning in fragmented cloud forests of Volcan Barva.
oh, what fun and awesome photo! really great capture! love it.
My Skywatch, please come and see.
I like this photo, good composition. It’s seems like when I see a group of birds gathering I’m driving and can’t get a good shot. Of course at the beach I always have it with me. This is a great shot!
What an utterly delightful shot!
Seems to be busy there -did I miss a sale?
Wonderful capture. Have a great week-end.
Sydney – City and Suburbs
Absolutely “priceless” shot. Great take. Have a nice weekend. Mickie 🙂
I’ll be checking to see if the bald eagles have anything in the nest, and if there are still three loons courting, at the lake. They’ll probably be few migrants along the way.
The rare birdwatching report says: “On March 28th, John Cyrus counted 680 TUNDRA SWANS in southwestern Carver County and on the 30th his total was 1,341.”
We’ll probably see the last of them passing through.
What a shot! Brilliant!
Hitting some migrant spots around Vancouver–unless this cold drench continues.
There are plenty of migrating birds to see in the woods behind my house in Southampton. Beautiful photo!
Hit Jamaica Bay – highlights were a FOS Yellow Crowned Night Heron, a Tri Color, and a lonely semi-palm plover.