Many of us in North America are in the midst of a long weekend so kudos to those of you who are taking a break from your relentless partying to check in. Birding isn’t all that interesting around here in July anyway! That being said, what was your best bird of the weekend?

The best bird of my weekend was the bright yellow and black American Goldfinch, a species so patriotic that it serves as the state bird of not one, not two, but three of these United States! Though Corey hopes to see something better on Monday, his best bird of the weekend was a flock of Monk Parakeets wheeling in the sky over Bushwick, Brooklyn, shortly after watching Spain defeat Uruguay in the World Cup. Charlie, alas, has nothing.

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.

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Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.