Here in western New York, Spring Break is giving way to Winter Storm Warnings. But no matter how wacky the weather, birds are on the move. Make sure you’re in place to see them.

I overcame my aversion to cold to seek out Saw-whet Owls in nearby Owl Woods. Imagine my brief surge of excitement followed by a more lingering disappointment when I spotted the wooden totem pictured above. I should have known owls are never that easy! At least I encountered my first Eastern Phoebe of spring. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend came Friday evening when he stopped at the World’s Fair Marina in northern Queens with the hope of finding some lingering wintering ducks. He found a few but the quintet of Bonaparte’s Gulls he spotted were much more interesting, especially as they were in a variety of plumages.

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.

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.