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 worked for more than 35 years as a flight attendant for an international airline. He came to birding late in his career but, considering the distractions, doesn't regret the missed opportunities. He was paid to visit six continents and took full advantage of the chance to bird the world. He adopted the nom de blog, Redgannet, to avoid remonstrations from his overbearing employer, but secretly hoped that the air of mystery would make him more attractive to women. Now grounded, he is looking forward to seeing the seasons turn from a fixed point.