Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2012)
Anyone attuned to the roving of raptors and peregrinations of passerines is probably sporting a big smile this morning thinking about the weekend’s sightings. I’m looking forward to hearing about some astounding avifauna on the move.
I, of course, was focused mainly on Eagles, Falcons, and Seahawks this weekend. Fortunately, a fancy fall warbler came calling to my backyard while I was planted in front of the television; I pulled myself away long enough to admire a sleek Wilson’s Warbler. Corey had an embarrassment of riches to choose from this weekend for his Best Bird of the Weekend but he settled on his sighting of Buff-breasted Sandpipers while he birded the sod farms on eastern Long Island, a flock of five that flushed at a distance and then settled, for some inexplicable reason, twenty meters in front of him. Now that’s a good year bird!
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.