The holiday season has finally passed and now our new year lies before us, fraught with the potential for health, happiness, and success. Will you squander this weekend, only the second of 2010? How will you make it meaningful? Will you be birding? Please share your plans in the comments below!
While I’m eager to take in as much if the first round of the NFL playoffs as possible, I do have a major trip coming up soon and owe it to 10,000 Birds readers to raise my photography skills to a new level ere I depart. Thus, I hope to shoot around Mendon Park or somewhere else with perky, photogenic winter birds. Corey, the new father that he is, will mostly be trying to make up for lost sleep during the weekend but will, with hope, add some cool birds to his year list. Charlie will be sticking close to home too, watching Mistle Thrushes gorge themselves on his largesse.
Whatever your plans this weekend (and we hope they are merry!), make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!
Most any day of the year, birders set up scopes at Hamlin Beach State Park to watch birds on Lake Ontario
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia as part of the Philadelphia Mid-Winter Bird Census. Last year’s high point for me, in really frigid weather, was a Lincoln’s Sparrow. I’d love to find another this year. But you just never know what surprises you’ll find!
That’s a wonderful photo with lovely composition.
We will be birding at a small bosque (riverside forest) along the Rio Grande. It’s a wonderfully wet environment to find out here in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert and the dampness draws all kinds of bird and animals (as well as our family).
Thank you for sharing, and for inspiring.
I will be birding right outside of our window here and just down the road..still trying to capture my elusive Red Tail Hawk friend.
By right outside our window I mean a photo of a young Hawk that landed just underneith our bird feeder here,I captured a photo of it right through the window screen and all..I will post a photo of it on my blog tomorrow.
I might actually get out and chase a Masked Duck a couple hours away on the Florida coast. If not, I’ll sit around my place and watch Pine and Palm Warblers forage on my lawn.
Too cold for me to go birding, think I’m going to sit by the fire and wait for the Spring Migration.
@Trish: That actually sounds nice, but all I have to sit next to is a radiator.
I’m going to shovel my way to the back yard and declare victory over the elements.
Let the birds come to me!
I’m going on safari this weekend … in Brooklyn. Going to take a look at a colony of monk parakeets living on the grounds of Brooklyn College. And walking in Manhattan’s Riverside Park with an eye out for red-tailed hawks. Beautiful photo, by the way.
What is this ‘NFL’ of which you speak? 🙂 The weather forecasters are calling on people to stay inside this weekend, but I think I’ll be out and about in Mississippi and Louisiana, hunting for gulls or tree sparrows or ducks, or whatever I can find!
I’m not so sure I’ll even get out of the house this weekend. I’d like to get out to the bird sanctuary at the university here, but it all depends on how cold it gets.
I will be birding the shoreline of the San Francisco east bay. The last three times I went I counted no less than 30 species, most notably burrowing owl, western bluebird, white tailed kite and American pipit. Happy healthy birding to all!