Ah, June… here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re poised to enjoy the longest day of our year, the earliest summer solstice since 1896. South of the equator, the days will be proportionally petite. No matter how much daylight you’ve got, you’ve got to use it well. So where are you going birding this weekend? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
I’m swamped this weekend but with good reason; I’ll be sharing some big, exciting Core Team news next week. Regrettably, this will restrict me mostly to watching pigeons and robins. Corey is hoping for bigger game, perhaps at Jamaica Bay. Charlie, fresh off a fine “tern of events” in Hong Kong, might just sit down for a moment or two, but somehow I doubt it…
While gearing up to watch the skies this weekend, be sure to indulge in Sky Watch Friday…
Watch the skies for preposterous seabirds like this bodacious Black Skimmer (photo by Mike)
A wonderful remeinder to me of vactionaing in Florida once and being so delighted in seeing a Black Skimmer, my only other viewing of one until now. A lovely sky watch!
I recently signed up for the NYC Audubon’s Central Park Breeding Bird Census, so Central Park. They are still looking for volunteers for the project. For the details:
This is a beautiful bird! I have never seen one like it before. It is as if it is frozen there with the world zipping past it in the background!
My SkyWatch here
I’ll add my voice to the Nice Skimmer photo chorus!
There are nesting Mississippi Kites in Greensboro, I think I’ll go look at them.
Beautiful image, stunning. As for the birds the harbour, the nature reserve and of course my back garden.
nice bird good shoots have nice weekend
Thanks all. I snapped this skimmer at Bolsa Chica on the California coast. Wish I was birding there this weekend!