My, but August seems far away right now! Fall has fallen upon the Northern Hemisphere, while spring is springing in the Southern. This is a time of transformation and peregrination. Birds are on the move… are you? Fall is fully upon the Northern Hemisphere, which means that birds are well and truly on the move. How about you? How are you going to spend this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
Thanks to a rather improbable turn of events, I’ll be participating in a golf tournament this weekend, despite the fact that I don’t know how to play golf. The upside is that we’ll be at Eagle Vale, which has been named a Certified Audubon Sanctuary. On the other hand, the certifying organization, Audubon International has no affiliation with National Audubon or any local Audubon chapters, so the distinction may be a dubious one not auspicious for avian abundance. As for Corey and Charlie, they won’t be golfing and might not even be birding.
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 the sun’s rise, like this dawn breaking over the mighty Hudson River
I’ll visit the local fishponds (Ferencmajor fishponds near Naszaly, Hungary) to count waders as a part of the International Shorebird Count. I hope to see good numbers as weather if expected to be fine.
Ooooh, inspirational dawn sky! I will be guiding someone who just started birding in the moist tropical forests of the Universidad de Paz near Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.
Beautiful shot!! The view is really mesmerizing!!
I do love that path across the water! Terrific capture of what looks to have been a wonderful day! Hope you have a great weekend!
So accomplished and beautiful.
Best bird of the weekend? I only managed three recognizable bird shots in ten years 🙂
The Georgia coast for me, as part of the Georgia Ornithological Society’s fall meeting. Looking forward to birding some barrier islands I’ve never been to, and hearing Jon Dunn talk gulls.
Chew Valley for the double attraction of dipping of the ferruginous ducks again and an Arts Trail through the local villages. I may try to hit Great Chalfield later, which I believe is something like Charlie’s area.
Moving to a new apartment with my family (just a few kilometres closer to Heidelberg). I’ll be happy and lucky to see feral pigeons and house sparrows. Although… painting the rooms yesterday with windows open, I heard a few Crested Tits, so hopefully a few glances from behind cardboard boxes filled with bird books out onto my new back yard will reveal some nice birds.
Nice morning shot.
I live in an area where many birds winter over. the Snow Geese should be returning any day now. The earliest I spotted them was Oct 8th 2 years ago. Not yet this year. MB
lovely image…so tranquil.
Jochen, no marsh tits or black redstarts? Those were my memories from Heidelberg.
Andy, Black Redstarts are – seriously – so common here that I frequently forget to mention them. Marsh Tits, on the other hand, are quite a rare sight!