How was your weekend? No really, tell me. I’m trying out a new weekly post idea to close the loop, so to speak, that opens with my query every Thursday about where you’re birding this weekend. Now the weekend is over and many of you have gone birding. So what did you see? Since we don’t have anything like a water cooler around which we can share our weekend sightings, this will have to suffice!

My best bird of the weekend was a Common Merganser, or actually a flock of them perched on a raft in Lake Skaneatles in New York’s Finger Lakes. Corey’s best bird of the weekend was probably the Whimbrel photographed below at Sagg Pond in Suffolk County, NY. However, unable to play favorites, he also adored three Black Terns, a Saltmarsh Sparrow, and a Cory’s Shearwater. Charlie flew into Delhi over the weekend so I imagine the last bulbul, crow, or swift he spotted out the window before falling into an exhausted slumber was his fave.


Whimbrel at Sagg Pond, Suffolk County, NY

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most interesting bird you observed in the comments section. Plus, if you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, I invite you to include the link in your comment. (Please also feel free to let me know if you find this idea at all interesting as a regular Monday morning ritual!)

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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.