We’re in the home stretch as far as August 2008 is concerned. This news might alarm the legions of students who are less than enthusiastic about returning to school but birders in the Northern Hemisphere are relieved that summer doldrums are at an end. Shorebird season is upon us and early migrants have already taken flight. Where are you going this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
Charlie, Corey, and I may wish to be out birding this weekend but we’ll all probably be managing the logistics of our extremely encouraging campaign (in concert with a host of other upstanding organizations, birders, and nature bloggers) to keep the highly endangered African endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw flying high. If you haven’t heard about this yet, please take a moment to learn what you can do. We’re already about halfway to our stated goal of $2000 (!) and every single dollar helps!
And once you’ve done your part to make the skies safe for at least one more species, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday…
Watch the skies for brilliant buteos, like this Jackal Buzzard (like you should be so lucky!)
And if you like this photo, you’ll love Charlie’s full gallery
Perfect catch for SWF! In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true. Mine’s up too hope you can drop by… Happy SWF!
Beautiful photography as usual.
Nice progress with the fundraising! I am lucky enough to be going on a pelagic out of Belmar, NJ this weekend. Quite a few possible lifers since I’ve never done a summer pelagic and the icing on the cake is it will be on my birthday.
@Drew: So jealous…the one out of New York got cancelled because of high gas prices! Good luck!
Stunning photo – particularly the spread of the big flight feathers on the far wing!
The Birding Blitz of Eastern New York will continue in preperation of an upcoming event…
Watch out ye birds of Albany, Greene, Schenectady, Saratoga, Columbia, Washington, Warren, Washington, Fulton and Montgomery Counties!
And Schoharie County…. The forgotten county….
Perfect shot! Great work Charlie!
I won’t be birding – I’m being held hostage inside by a Lady named Fay!
That is an awesome shot for SWF..
Great job! Wonderful photos! Very well done!!
Great shots. I like them very much.
I’ll be birding on Whisbey Island this weekend. Expect great blue herons, seagulls, terns, hope for eagles, osprey, kingfishers.
I am amazed at the beauty of the wings. Beautiful capture. I had a hawk pose for me (ok it was just hovering in the wind) & I was giddy with excitement. I can imagine how thrilling it is to photo so many birds.
gorgeous! brilliant! loved it!
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Amazing photography! Your Jackal Buzzard is an awesome example of power in flight!
Wonderful shot, reminds me that I should shoot more wildlife. Great SWF! Thanks for sharing!
Great picture or a beautiful bird… as for this weekend I plan an early morning at some out of the way feeders I help to keep stocked and hopefully a few pictures of the finches will be my reward.
What a perfect birt shot! Oh what it is to be a real photographer.
I can only wish. I always have my camera with me in the garden, especially with the summer birds returning with the longer days.
Great shot! Beautiful!
Well, I doubt if I’ll get close enough for a shot like that, I’ll be keeping an eye out for whatever crosses my path and sky in the San Francisco Bay Area…
Stunning picture of an awesome creature
The wings are magnificent! I am woefully ignorant about birds but I’m learning from fellow bloggers.