Here in the United States, we commemorate the last night of October with costumes, candy, and creepy, if not downright questionable behavior. Oh yeah, Halloween is here! Considering that All Hallow’s Eve is followed by El Día de los Muertos or All Souls’ Day, everyone should have something interesting planned, right? How will you be spending this ghastly weekend? Will you be searching the skies for birds or just bats? Share your plans in the comments below.
I’ve got a full slate of Halloween commitments this weekend but will strive as ever to balance the natural with the supernatural. Corey will as ever be birding up a storm while Charlie will as ever be trying to save far-flung endangered avian species from his laptop!
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!
Even those eager for night to fall should take the time to appreciate the setting of the sun…
I’ve got a jam packed weekend coming up with company in town and a long list of things planned. Unfortunately, none of that includes birding at the moment. Maybe I can sneak away Sunday evening after their departure. Happy Halloween!
To be more specific on my plans, well, I looked at my Queens list and realized that I was lacking all of the scoters! So some Queens sea-watching is definitely needed.
Uh, no birding. I’ll be running a 15K race in the morning and recuperating the rest of the day and then helping my son go trick or treating that night while trying to see snips of University of OK and Ok. State play football, and maybe the World Series.
I’ve been meaning to start birding though.
I love your sunset picture. Very vivid colors.
The sky looks so great. I love it when I get pictures like this.
My skywatch picture has some sort of large bird but I don’t know what it is.
oh i do love the layered skies you caught esp this time of year
Wonderful sunset. Happy Halloween weekend to you!
Another perfect Halloween week red sky
Very Nice Sunset…good capture.
I did my Birding Yesterday..capturing both a Hawk and a Kestrel with my camera close up.
I always love it when the sunrise or set has that intense pink shade!!
Beautiful sunset you’ve captured image of!
Yes, beautiful sunset. I will be birding around Manzanillo-Gandoca Wildlife Refuge this weekend and hope to celebrate Halloween by seeing an owl, potoo, or a nightjar. I haven’t been to this Caribbean Slope lowland site for several years so I am pretty psyched. I hope to finally catch up with Sulphur-rumped Tanager and also hope we don’t get constantly rained on.
Great job, love the variaty of the colors, well done!!
Beautiful sunset, the colors are stunning.
There’s something deeply satisfying about a red sunset this time of year, so in keeping with all the fall colors.
Nice shot. This last week of October I will be down in the Skagit Valley checking on all the winter visitors. Some I have already posted on my sight. snow Geese, Eagles and other raptors. Other birds too. Yesterday I got a fair pic of a Kingfisher. MB
This past weekend, I was birding in New Bern, NC in a tributary of the Trent River. I saw either two great blue herons or the same one twice. I saw some swooping jay-like bird with a longer bill. Needless to say, I’m a novice birder…… but it was peaceful. Let us know what you do for Day of the Dead and Halloween. One year I made a raven costume with a paper mache beak!
I like your sky. I birded on Md. Eastern Shores
I am trying to talk the other Philly Bird Nerds into a quick trip to Cape May and Avalon for seabirds. We’ll see if it actually happens. Check out my post on Monday to see if we made it out or just waited for the Phillies to beat the Yankees in games 3 and 4.
I’ll be home watching a horror movie marathon and raiding the kids trick-or-treat bags. 🙂