Nature lovers who can’t find anything interesting to do in the middle of May just aren’t trying hard enough. So much is blooming, bursting, and breeding right now that you’ll suffer whiplash and sleep deprivation long before you have a chance to become bored. And if the weather this weekend doesn’t cooperate, you can stay in and enjoy the colossal centennial edition of I and the Bird #100. Basically, you can’t lose! So how will you be spending this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!
I’m hoping to take a run at Black Terns at Montezuma NWR this Saturday, though a few hours outside just about anywhere will probably be productive. Corey will be making the long journey home from Kazakhstan… can’t wait to read those trip reports! Charlie wishes he could stay home to spend more time making Puerto Rico Month on the blog perfect but will probably be sent kicking and screaming to Phoenix, AZ or somewhere equally birdsexy. Poor guy!
Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday…
Enjoy Corey’s capture of sun breaking through clouds over Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge in Honduras
Tucson to Patagonia–heaven this time of year!
So true Mike, northern hemisphere is where it’s at in May and I’m lucky enough to be starting a 10 day Greece holiday this weekend. My Europe list is looking a bit sad still so hopefully the couple of days in Athens followed by a week on Santorini can break the jinx. Have a great weekend yourself.
Definately one of the best pics I’ve seen in some time, awesome photography.
Have a great week
Regina In Pictures
Almost as an drawing, beautiful! 🙂
Fantastic capture of the light
To me May is one of the natures best months.
As a photographer for a living can I just say this is exceptional.
I’m exhibiting my bird photographs and paintings at Heron Festival at Michigan’s Kensington Metropark, near Milford/Brighton, Saturday and Sunday.
I love the sun rays shining down – They’re really beautiful!
That is a stunning photo … it looks like a painting…
Love the suns rays breaking through the clouds and bathing the land below..
Beautiful landscape and of a country I know very little of. As for the weekend the forcast is variable up to severe gale force winds. I think the birds here will be blown out to sea if they go flying. Maybe next weekend.
Lovely break in the clouds with God smiling down.
My family and I are headed to the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival in Roscommon, Michigan, this weekend. Good birding, everyone!
Damariscotta Mills, Maine. The Alewive run is beginning which means Eagles and Osprey galore!
Wow, you captured the light beautifully.
A spiritual moment. I can feel the silence here. Beautiful!
Beautiful and feels warm. Love the rays coming throught the clouds. Thanks for letting me see.
White House, Tennessee – USA
SWF … Happy weekend!
I will be birding on my front deck in the beautiful Niagara peninsula in southern Ontario, Canada. The hummers are back finally so I’ve made my nectar & plan on hanging the feeders out tomorrow. NOW I can REALLY put my new camera to some good use!
Lovely, the rays look so wonderful.
@everyone: Thanks for your kind words about the shot…it was way too easy to get good pictures in Honduras!
The weekend looks to be shaping up to be warm and sunny here in south east Ohio. We have had our fill of rain lately, but I think it will dry out in time to see some of the friendly bird species that we know and love here. I heard a Whip-poor-will last night outside my bedroom window and it was beautiful. Hopefully the hiking on Sunday will be enjoyable.
I’m birding in Texas! Migrants are still passing through, and I delight in seeing our native scissor-tailed flycatchers on low perches in the countryside.
Black terns, huh? Wow!