The month of March gets great press for ending more placidly than it begins. Why isn’t October acknowledged, at least in the temperate zones above the equator, for coming in like a lamb but going out like a lion? Perhaps we’re too distracted by all that Halloween candy. What does this rather random point have to do with this coming weekend? Not much at all. What are you doing this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

Based on the levy of leaves dropping daily on my front lawn, I’ll probably be raking most of this weekend. Corey will be hitting the old standbys, Jamaica Bay and Forest Park. Charlie may actually be birding in Britain but I’ll believe that when I see it!

Regardless of how you plan to celebrate the beginning of a new season, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday

Juvenile Pallid Harrier by Charlie Moores
Keep an eye out for migrating raptors, like this Juvenile Pallid Harrier.
(And check out the rest of Charlie’s phenomenal photos of Kuwaiti wildlife!)

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.