So Christmas is here. Hanukah is here. Kwanzaa is here. No matter whether or what you worship, you undoubtedly have some festivities to indulge in this weekend. You may even have a Christmas Bird Count scheduled. Whatever it is you have planned, do try to burn off some of those holiday calories by getting outside. As one bids farewell to 2008 and all that followed in its wake, a walk in the woods or along a quiet shore can be the ideal moment for quiet contemplation in the midst of Christmas chaos. So what are you doing this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
Sara, the kids, and I will be traveling back from the Bronx after enjoying some holiday cheer (I hope!) with my family. Corey will be departing Albany after doing the same, hopefully with some siskin pics for his trouble. Charlie has the terrible misfortune of flying into Miami on Christmas; with hope, he’ll survive hanging out on a hot, sunny beach taking photos of sultry seabirds.
I don’t know if Sky Watch Friday is active this weekend, but it’s always worth a look!
If you’ve been good, maybe Santa will bring you a Black-legged Kittiwake
(You may have to settle for a superb kittiwake gallery by Charlie)
I have the Southern Rensselaer County CBC on Saturday, then will spend Sunday recovering from it.
We had planned on spending Saturday at one of the wooded parks in the area. But after waking up to find the wife and both kids running fever the morning after Christmas, it’s looking more likely that we’ll spend the weekend at home recuperating and enjoying nature via TV and the internet.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Yep, we’re skywatching this week. Neither rain, nor snow, nor holidays…
Merry Christmas, Mike!
I’ll be looking for waterfowl, anywhere I can find it. I know of a lake nearby I haven’t visited yet. I could afford to walk around it at least 10 times.
Just keeping my eyes to the skies where ever I am. Happy SWF
Hey Mike, Corey and Charlie, Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
I will be participating in the final of three CBCs in the local area of Redding, California. It looks like we might have some rain but that has never even slowed us down! Our local Audubon has fun whenever we get together and the Christmas Bird Counts are the culmination of the year’s birding endeavors. I hope you are all looking to a super weekend yourselves.
No Kittiwakes for me from Santa, but I did get a great sunset! Nice shot.