Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I hope all of our American friends had a splendid Thanksgiving and extended weekend. Isn’t it funny how we call this holiday Turkey Day even though most barnyard poultry probably hate it?

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Collaborative List – September 2020

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The post Collaborative List – September 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Redgannet has dropped off the radar.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020)

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Keep looking… November 2020 appears full of surprises. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2020? In a normal year, we’d enter the final weekend of October thinking of trivialities like tricks, treats, and maybe costume parties. Instead, a cloud of dread hangs over most of the world. Be strong!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Any time of year that features skies filled with birds pretty much all day demands attention pretty much all day.

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Highlights from Costa Rica, Global Bird Weekend, 2020

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The post Highlights from Costa Rica, Global Bird Weekend, 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. If the birding world had an official holiday, it would have to be Global Big Day (GBD).

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Birding a Kimberley Quarry in 2020

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The post Birding a Kimberley Quarry in 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Some of you may well remember the quarry that I wrote about in October 2016. The remaining amount of water was really quite disastrous for the local bird-life.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020? The last weekend of September doesn’t herald the end of this cycle of migration but rather a run to its peak.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. September is a classic shoulder season, not yet finished with what has passed but still subtly teasing what is to come. Change is good, particularly because it always brings new birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it’s always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move !

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The end of September doesn’t necessarily mean the end of what you might enjoy about September birding but it definitely signals the beginning of what you love about October.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The final weekend of October carries a particularly macabre yet playful resonance in most years.

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Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

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While not my quite my first sighting of an Olive-sided Flycatcher for 2020, this difficult species is always a welcome find as it makes it way through Mexico to reach Central and South America. The post Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Collaborative List – July 2020

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The post Collaborative List – July 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or in some other way deprived of its urgency?

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Collaborative list – August 2020

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The post Collaborative list – August 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Mike complains of a dearth of birds in his BBOTW post for the last weekend of August and I am sure that many of us know exactly how he feels. Try to find new ways of getting your kicks from the common stuff.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Most birders I know across the United States–and well beyond–seemed happier than usual this weekend, even ecstatic. Is a winter finch irruption really that exciting?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. November doesn’t fit any of the conventional narratives of birding seasons. This month doesn’t really resemble the migratory months or the more staid and settled spans of summer and winter.

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A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

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The post A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020)

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No matter where you find yourself, heed the imperative of 2020: live to see better days! The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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First Phoebe of 2020

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2020 this morning at Cunningham Park in my home borough of Queens, where I was looking for my first Rusty Blackbirds of the year. (I As I have for years now, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2020? 2020 – 15 March. The post First Phoebe of 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial fingers of frost refutes the notion that summer will return.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. With so many sports leagues competing for attention this month, missing out on October’s avian bounty in favor of following your favorite teams is understandable.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2020? Mid-September offers abundant meteorological excitement in the form of variable temperatures, rushing winds, and sometimes hurricanes in the strangest places ( looking at you, Ianos ).

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Sliding into mid-August in New York feels like the easing into a Jacuzzi: the heat may be intense to start, but the good times are just getting started.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020

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The post The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Our first Pied Oystercatcher eggs for this year’s breeding season were laid early and were due to hatch last weekend.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. August weekends don’t always promise birding excitement, but the tantalizing prospect of a singular sighting always exists.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The first weekend of the tenth month of the year usually delivers in terms of birds, but you’ve got to meet them halfway. Did you find time to catch any avian action?

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2020?

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Every month of 2020 has felt like a year, yet the imminent end of summer still feels too soon. The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2020? If the end of August blues are getting you down, allow me to prescribe a certain cure: go birding.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Whether your weekend is still rolling or you are already preparing for the next one, you probably saw some excellent birds during the first weekend of September. This time of year is just that good.

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Windjana Gorge in 2020

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As we all well know there is something very different about 2020. Following on from our first camping trip for 2020 we took another camping trip a bit further afield. We soon added Sandstone Shrike-thrush to our 2020 bird list and it is a great place to find them without too much walking. There are a lot of differences to 2020 to other years, but some parts of life carry on as if nothing is different. The post Windjana Gorge in 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Collaborative list – January 2020

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For 2020, the list will only contain the relevant month’s sightings to avoid huge, bulky posts as the year progresses. These are the opening stats for 2020. 17 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 28 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 10 Jan 2020. 01 Jan 2020. 25 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 01 Jan 2020. 18 Jan 2020. 01 Jan 2020. 02 Jan 2020. 01 Jan 2020. 01 Jan 2020.

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Collaborative list – June 2020

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The post Collaborative list – June 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. So, just as our heroes head back out into the woods, the woods go quiet. After their incarceration, a bit of birdsong would be just what was needed to lift the beats back to their normal ebullient selves but, alack and alas, summer approaches. But in bigger news, could this be the month that UK outbirds Costa Rica?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2020? If you were betting on the most beautiful weekend of the year, you could do worse than put money on the one we’re heading into. Early September tends to provide a tremendously pleasant backdrop to early avian migration.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I know that June has a poetic reputation for perfect days , but July in upstate New York may offer the ultimate summer nights.

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Collaborative list – February 2020

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08 Feb 2020. 09 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 09 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 18 Feb 2020. 14 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 08 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 02 Feb 2020. 11 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 10 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 10 Feb 2020. 02 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 05 Feb 2020. 11 Feb 2020. 09 Feb 2020. 08 Feb 2020.

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Ten Soups For Winter 2020

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Those wry jokes about the worst year known to living man may raise a laugh, but for real comfort while waiting for 2020 to turn, eat a soothing, home-made soup. The post Ten Soups For Winter 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. One of the abundant ancillary benefits of identifying as a birder must be the commitment to the highest quality optics possible… or, at least, affordable.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2020?

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The year 2020 has delivered (mostly unwelcome) surprises just about every month. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2020? Who can guess what August will hold? I’m hoping for more birds!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we’re too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them.

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Great Election Signs 2020

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Here are some of my favorite USA 2020 Presidential elections signs. Arts Humor 2020 Biden creativity dogs election humor resistance signs Trump voteIn situations of dire consequence, I appreciate the use of gentle, yet pointed, creative humor.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another weekend is in the books. With hope, this was a memorable one for you, even if the birds weren’t particularly rare. My best sighting was a Herring Gull with a mantle so dark, I suspected Lesser Black-backed. However, many of the bird’s field marks were obscured because it flew far below me as I walked across the bridge I’ll always know as the Tappan Zee.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another month, another movement of the world’s birds from one point to the next.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020

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The post Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Winter is not the greatest time for birding in Shanghai, and this year, there was no escaping to Southeast Asia due to Covid-19. In fact, if I were to leave China right now, they would not let me back into the country. So, the onset of spring here in Shanghai, particularly at my local spot at Nanhui, was even more highly expected than usual.

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