Mid-November… what a waste! Around here, this weekend is good for Thanksgiving prep and not much else. November in Rochester feels like a gray cloud, a miasma that dulls the senses until extreme cold brings sobering clarity and boreal rarities. For now, we wait… What is this mid-November weekend like where you live and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Obviously, I don’t hold out much hope of birding excitement this weekend, but hope to find something fun anyway. Corey will likely be checking out local birds, getting back into the whole Queens rather than Ecuador thing.  However, if the famous Fork-tailed Flycatcher sticks around, he might try to find his way to Connecticut and see it! Charlie will be working around is home again as well, realizing that, nice as it is, it would be lovely to go somewhere else…

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!

Admire exquisite skies over Kapiti Island in New Zealand, courtesy of Duncan Wright

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.