An interesting aspect of September weather, at least in temperate climes, is its maddening mutability. Only in September do I find need for both the air conditioner and heater in the span of just a few hours!

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of several good birds that I, he, and his buddy Seth spotted in Kissena Corridor Park on Saturday morning. It could have been the Yellow-billed Cuckoo or the Blue Grosbeak, but Corey much preferred the bird that was new for him for the year, so he chose Clay-colored Sparrow to take the honors. On the other hand, my favorite was the Northern Bobwhite I spotted running out of Alley Pond Park earlier that morning. Yes, Queens birding is crazy.

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.

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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.