The magical month of May draws to a close, leaving all good birds ensconced in their breeding territory and getting down to the business of making more good birds. We fortunate humans who live on the upper half of the planet can finally acknowledge the onset of the most sultry season of the year. Yes, after this weekend, summer will have unofficially arrived. Are you besotted with that summer feeling yet? If you don’t remember what that’s like, let Jonathan Richman remind you…
Corey and I will both be taking advantage of a long weekend to seek out birds still sharing their songs of spring. 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!
Keep your eyes to the skies for raptors on the move
(For more terrific images of soaring raptors, read what Felonious Jive experienced during migration in Mexico)
What a great image!! I love the contrast between the silhouette of the bird and the shadow of the sun behind the clouds!
Great choice of songs Mike! J. Richman rules. In the forever summer of Costa Rica, I will be birding high elevation forests of Poas volcano this weekend.
I met up with some gracious folks from the Saw Mill River Audubon at the visitors center in Sterling Forest (New York) yesterday morning and there was a Mississippi Kite hanging around the visitors’ parking lot! Later in the afternoon, a couple of dedicated birders from New Jersey were trying to cess out if it was indeed preparing a nest just 50 feet away from the parking lot.
Traveling around the park we came across Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers, but no hyrids. Hummingbirds were abundant along the power-lines as well.
Looking over a swamp we came upon a Green Heron off her nest, allowing us to perfectly see the green eggs she was nurturing.