Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of March 2013)
March Madness is sweeping the American sports scene while the rest of the populace here tries to figure out when spring will really, truly arrive. The insanity of March Madness makes me wonder if any other country has a comparable phenomenon, meaning an annual event or period where college sports dominate discussion. Can anyone share a similar scenario?
This was one of those weekends where I was so busy writing about birds — in this case a presentation on my adventures in avitourism throughout Central America — that I couldn’t actually look at any new ones. I am enjoying myriad memories of motmots though! Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a brilliantly yellow singing male Pine Warbler at Hempstead Lake State Park in Nassau County. How could it be anything but his first singing wood-warbler of spring?
How about you? What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.