Has the insanity of the holiday season hit you yet? Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet, or at least the American version hasn’t, yet I’m already being barraged with nonsense about gifts and gatherings. Not that I’m a Scrooge — well, not too much of one — but really, can’t we all focus on what we’re cooking this week or, better yet, looking at this weekend? What will you be looking at this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

I’m long overdue for some Rochester birding so I hope to get out there. Rumor has it that Snowy Owls have been seen around Lake Ontario. Charlie will be flying into Philadelphia so look for him around the mean streets of Philly. As far as Corey goes, you can trust that he’ll be loitering around NYC parks, scanning for avian vagrants, as opposed to the human kind.

Whatever you plan to do this weekend, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday

Keep an eye out for migrating Brants, like this one Corey spotted at Jamaica Bay

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.