Mike’s weekly call for your birding intentions is a Friday night staple in our house. Then we look forward to checking the comments section in his Monday post to see if you have lived up to your promises. Did you make it, or did that one last drink on Saturday evening weaken your resolve on a cold Sunday morning?

SFO 02Oct12 Tropical Kingbird 05

Did you get up to brave the elements? Prove it!

Reply to Mike’s call for the Best Bird of the Weekend with a bird pictured at an identifiable site. I am sure that Mike will overlook it if the bird is not actually your BBOTW, as long as a feature of the picture can be readily recognised. It doesn’t even have to be a good picture!

JFK 14Feb12 Snowy Owl 02

Snowy Owls are known to pose for “selfies” in front of famous landmarks, it’s just a question of catching them.


When you have your picture you can make a link in the comments section to your website, Facebook, Flickr account or however you air your photos. Remember, send them to Mike on his Monday BBOTW post.

Written by Redgannet
Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.