Temperatures may have dipped in your area but believe it or not, this weekend is technically the last of summer, at least in my hemisphere. Whether you’re slipping into autumn or spring, it behooves you to make the most of a weekend that will only be as wonderful as you want it to be. What will you be doing this weekend? Will you, perchance, be watching birds? Please share your plans in the comments below.
The Midwest Birding Symposium takes place in Lakeside, OH this weekend. While I have little idea what birds to expect, I know I’ll be seeing a lot of rare birders. Time to start a new life list? It’s probably not too late to register if you want to drop in. Corey will be staying close to home as he’s desperate to become the top eBirder in Queens. Consequently, he’ll be combing local hotspots like Alley Pond Park, Forest Park, and Kissena Park for migrants. Charlie has moths on his mind and will be looking for leps at his estate, Great Chalfield.
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!
It’s been a while since we’ve had one of Corey’s magnificent Kazakhstan sky photos, so here’s a beauty…
It’s the weekend of the Chatham Country Fall Bird Count. I’ve got a choice spot overlooking Jordan Lake this year. Hopefully I’ll pick up some migrating warblers making the jump across the water.
I love your photo. I’ve never tried it, but birding seems like lots of fun I imagine proper lenses would be very expensive.
Sydney – City and Suburbs
Beautiful scenery and sky.
Wonderful shot! I’ve never seen that part of the world except through photos. This one certainly shows a lot.
I watch the birds in my yard- I live in the country, and we have lots of little birds and a flock of wild turkeys that hang around. But the hummers are gone for the season. 🙁
Usual place but hopefully some unusual birds: fields south of Leimen/Heidelberg.
Idaho Bird Observatory! If you are ever in Idaho during late summer or fall, you’ve got visit this place! Amazing!
I’m in South Florida on the east coast – eagerly watching for migrating birds.
Sydney, Australia. Nothing formal, just taking the Stoke binocs along on a business trip. Actually happened upon your website/blog for the first time whilst googling about birding in Sydney (finding the bonzo birding entry). Like you, have been doing the Botanical gardens each morning. Also saw a superb wren and a laughing kookaburra while out on a wine tour in the Hunter Valley. Next time I come back, which I hope I do, will have to try to work in a dedicated birding outing.