Like it or not, the holiday season is here. Merry happy whatever it is you celebrate! And lest you overlook avifauna in the midst of your caroling and carousing, remember that the Christmas season and birds go together like latkes and sour cream (at least in my household!) Not only do we have the birds of the Twelve Days Of Christmas and Christmas Bird Counts, but we even have birds named for Christmas!
Corey and I will be lighting the Yule log (only figuratively at least in my case) with our respective families. Birding may be collateral at best.How about you? What are you 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!
You may be dreaming of a White Christmas, but in some parts of the world folks just dream of rain!
Barred Creek, Australia by Clare Morton
The Boonton, NJ, CBC locally, then off to lower Austria for a couple of weeks before heading to AZ to speak at the Wings Over Willcox festival. Should be an unusually miscellaneous list by the time it’s all over!
Wow…great photo for SWF!Merry Christmas!
I will be trying to capture a decent photo of the little Junco that frequent the birdfeeder. They are quite skittish. Merry Christmas. V
Amazing desert colours.
Grande foto !
L’effetto di contrasto tra cielo e terra è sorprendente !
Grazie della condivisione.
Going to the Skagit Flats, north of Seattle, WA., for Snow Geese. They come every winter from Siberia. Sometimes Snowy Owls come here too. Lot’s of shorebirds. Puget sound is a great birding area in winter.
such beautiful red earth.
Absolutely! I love our red desert sands. A beautiful photo.
Happy Holidays to you wherever you are birding!
Christmas is with family but family are next to Sydney Harbour National Park, so I’ll be able to escape to coastal heaths and bays. I should see all the old favorites but maybe if I’ve been good Santa will bring me a cuckoo or frogmouth.
Around 7am I’ll wander over to Demuth Park near my home in Palm Springs CA. The brilliant Vermilion Flycatcher and Western Bluebird are very dependable there. Almost beat having a Christmas tree!