This is the first weekend of the Age of Obama. No matter where in the world you live or what you believe in, this simple yet radical shift in American leadership must mean something to you. How will the new U.S. administration impact your weekend. Will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
I’ll be keeping it real here in Rochester, hopefully real warm. Corey won’t have that luxury as he’ll be ripping up Massachusetts and New Hampshire for rare birds as a competitor in the sixth annual Super Bowl of Birding. Please wish Corey, Nate, Patrick, Christopher, and Quintus the very best of luck as the defend the honor of bird bloggers everywhere as the Bloggerhead Kingbirds (apparently Bloggerhead Shrikes was taken…) Charlie will either be heading into or out of Vancouver but wherever he is, there’s no doubt he’ll be fighting for the rights of birds everywhere to fly free.
Whatever you do this weekend, make time to enjoy Sky Watch Friday…
We’ve been celebrating Parrot Month at 10,000 Birds this January. If you haven’t been absolutely engrossed by the amazing posts contributors have been sharing, here’s a taste of what you’ve been missing. If you like what you see, please click through to the posts these incredible photos are from and then visit the contributors’ own blogs. You’ll be glad you did!
Blue-and-Yellow Macaws by Tim Ryan
Military Macaws by Jeff Gordon
apparently Bloggerhead Shrikes was taken…
Well, kinda. Apparently there’s a “Lagerhead” Shrikes team that participates in the World Series of Birding. Out of deference to them we avoided the all too similar Bloggerhead Shrikes.
Oh my – did I miss a lot. Cools shots. Had I known about it – I’d have had a shot of a Macaw, which easily is the best image I ever took to share….
I will be out at Viera Wetlands at the Space Coast this weekend – not participating in the Bird Festival, but maybe meeting some of the guys and gals.
Wow, those are beautiful pictures
Awesome shots! If you go through my archives, you’ll see bunches of Red-Masked Parakeets, Monk Parakeets, and Canarywinged Parakeets. They’re regulars at my feeders everyday.
I’m doing SkyWatch for the first time this week, so I’d love it if you’d stop by:
Wow, great pictures! Love the colours of the parrots
Love your Macaws, guess i’ll post some parrots this week too.
I’ll be hitting the Greens Bayou Wetlands project on Saturday with a group from the Houston Audubon Society. Should be a fun morning, and definitely a lot warmer than the Bloggerheads will be experiencing during the Super Bowl!
Well, I’m not sure I can top the Ivory Gull I saw in Gloucester yesterday but I will be hitting the Parker River NWR at some point this weekend. Maybe I’ll wait until the Super Bowl teams are done with it…
just oustanding yet again.
Gorgeous shots. Nice to have a new president here. I feel optimistic for the first time in ages even with the other problems. Happy bird watching.
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I’ll probably hunt raptors over the hayfields west of St. Augustine, Florida. Rain coming Sunday, Saturday will have to do for me.