Faced with this scene, which would you focus on: the beach, the ocean, or the rare jaeger Clare found in Broome?

All across North America and many other parts of the world, incarcerated children have granted their annual summer furloughs. All of our local beaches, parks, and malls will now echo with the shrieks and squeals of these exuberant miscreants. Looking for some peace and quiet? Go birding… if you see the “last child in the woods,” take a picture!

Now that vaguely summer-like weather threatens to visit Rochester, I may find myself birding poolside or lakeside. Corey is coastal as well, but better positioned to scoop up sweet sightings as he completes his West Coast excursion. How about you? Where will you be 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!

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.