Roseate Spoonbills

Keep your eyes to the skies for flying pink birds like these Roseate Spoonbills, which are really ibises with big flat bills!

Excited about the equinox? One half of our global population will be surrendering minutes and then hours of daylight for darkness while the other half enjoys the inverse transaction. Those dark days of December are still far off, however, and migrants fill our skies in light and darkness. This threshold weekend holds promise everywhere in the world, so enjoy it!

I’ll be surreptitiously watching birds during a golf tournament this weekend; it’s touch being the guy on the course with binoculars, but someone has to do it. Corey will be combing Queens for his 300th bird, having missed earlier in the week what would have been a rare addition to that list. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

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!

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.