In the middle of October, nearly every migrant in on the move. Raptors and songbirds and butterflies and who knows what else are all winging their way closer to the equator. If you’re not on the move yourself, you could do worse that to lift your head to see the streams of birds sailing south (or north!) You may even feel a bit of yourself moving with them. Whatever you expect to do this weekend, will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!
Charlie and I will both be returning from southern California with many reports to follow. Corey will no doubt be doing what he does best: combing the wild reaches of New York City for interesting avifauna.
Regardless of how you plan to enjoy a lovely weekend, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday…
Enjoy lovely sunsets like this one Corey took on his way to Santa Cruz Island to see Island Scrub-Jays!
Allendale, NJ Celery Farm on Friday afternoon
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Brigantine, NJ on Saturday
Central Park Sunday morning
Scope shopping at B&H
Jamaica Bay, Floyd Bennett, etc… (with new scope, I hope) Sunday PM
I’m hoping that Mottled Ducks reported at Sunset Beach are still around. If not, there are still good birds down there.
I’ll probably be birding at home. Looks like lots of birds near Santa Cruz.
beautiful photograph of the air with those birds.
Where will I be birding? Well, probably somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I may just not know their official names or much about them…
I had a good visit with a great pair of ravens down by the Golden Gate Bridge recently…
Nice SkyWatch shot, Mike. As for me, I got to go birding last week, so I’ll probably be confined to birding from home this weekend while I catch up on weekend chores and projects.
Well, I’ve really been looking forward to going to The Bronx Botanical Garden and Pelham Bay park. Looks like PBK is where I’ll end up this weekend.
Last weekend, I carefully searched all the pine trees in Alley Pond Park for any evidence of any owls (whitewash, pellets) and came up with nothing. I suppose I’ll have to wait a few months, if I really hope to see an owl?
Awesome site, by the way!
I’m headed for Jamaica Bay tomorrow. Still pretty quiet on my friend’s lake upstate–just Canadian geese, only a handful of ducks.
Great SWF pic. Thanks for sharing
I WENT UP TO THE SACRAMENTO WILDLIFE REFUGE ABOVE WILLIAMS ON I-5, THERE WERE SNOW GEESE ALL OVER THE PLACE, WHITE FRONT GEESE AS WELL
AS CANADA GEESE, WITH A CACKLING GOOSE MIXED IN. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I’VE SEEN ONE THERE.