Here in the Unites States, we set aside the fourth Thursday in November to give thanks for the blessings we tend to take for granted every other day of the year. We also eat well and enjoy lots of football, for which I am quite grateful. On Thanksgiving, we tend to obsess about a particular bird but the long weekend that follows offers ideal opportunities to enjoy other avians in a less gustatory manner. What will you be doing this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

I just finished trimming the cipoline onions for this Bergin Thanksgiving favorite. Later this weekend I look forward to chasing owls along the coast of Lake Ontario. Charlie is home this weekend and plans to visit Slimbridge to capture photos of Eurasian Wigeons while Corey has gone upstate to see his family in the Albany area along with their friendly feeder birds.

If you’re looking for more reasons to be thankful this weekend, consider the incredible images from around the globe presented in Sky Watch Friday

Hope your Thanksgiving feast is more appetizing than this Herring Gull’s repast

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.