As the world wafts into the heart of October, nature lovers at my latitude start paying attention to leaves. Actually, even those who foster the quaint notion that everything outside their car window is mere scenery get excited about trees and their teeming engines of photosynthesis because fall is all about FOLIAGE! Leaf peepers of the world, be advised: a wave of wild autumn color will soon be cresting over your area. Will you be looking at leaves this weekend? Will you be looking at birds? Share your plans in the comments below!
The family and I will be heading down to Potter County, PA for peak foliage and fall feeder birds. Corey will be in New Haven, CT, for various social obligations, none of which portend to add species to his Connecticut life list. Charlie will probably spend his weekend dreaming up further ways to bedevil bloodthirsty Maltese bird hunters.
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!
On a gorgeous autumn weekend, any place can be beautiful… even Brooklyn!
Martha and I are going on an eco-tour of a prairie west of Ft. Worth this weekend. Looking for some good birds.
Very nice image…peaceful, yet somewhat mysterious. The clouds are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
I’m holding a pretend Big Sit! Saturday morning right here in my Idaho foothills neighborhood. It should be cold but fun! As I was putting out bird seed for it this morning I saw my life bird #311, a juvenile Northern Shrike.
Lovely skywatch photo, I have a long weekend for Columbus Day, so I must go birding somewhere.
This image is so peaceful and serene looking. Great SkyWatch Friday post.
I agree, a beautiful autumn photo!
Very peaceful place to sit and watch the bird life, I hope you spot plenty of species.
Beautifully shot! You’ve composed this picture very nicely! Lovely scene!
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Who would have thought it, Beooklyn? Lovely rural looking shot.
I’m flying up to South Carolina. Hopefully I’ll be able to check out a few birds around Columbia on Sunday.
Was planning to see the Spotted Crake at Barnes WWT (the one a few years ago was picked off by a Sparrowhawk by now), but at short notice am flying to Singapore tomorrow and might just get time to go to the Botanic Gardens on Sunday afternoon, though wont have time for Sengei Buloh regrettably. So that might compensate for missing the Crake.
I’m birding at my kitchen table – which luckily looks out over the Ottawa River (Ontario, Canada) and my feeder stations. I’ve been watching a bald eagle have his lunch on a sandspit on the river…and wishing for a really good telescope.