Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2012)
This time of year, avian excitement is occurring ALL OVER THE WORLD! Let’s not waste precious time with introductions or niceties… see anything amazing this weekend?
I blitzed Cobb’s Hill Park for a taste of migration, coming away with some lovely, lovely birds. While spotting six thrush species in a morning–four at once visiting a long puddle in the path–was a treat, I was most pleased to see Great Crested Flycatchers. I know these birds are fairly common and hardly the cream of the migratory crop, but I dig the Myiarchus. Of course, Corey trumped me, and perhaps you as well, with Parasitic Jaeger, yet another addition to his daunting Queens list!
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.
(In honor of Mother’s Day, you get bonus points for sharing links to your own photos of mother birds on nests.)