Holiday weekends rank among my very favorite things, but they can be somewhat problematic. At what point, for example, is it proper to ask one about one’s weekend? Usually I ask about your weekend on Monday, since we all agree that Saturday and Sunday comprise the standard weekend. But Monday, technically a weekday, absorbs the properties of a weekend day during a holiday like the one we’re immersed in stateside. I don’t think we’re going to get to the heart of this baffling paradox today though… after all, for some of us, this is still the weekend!

I enjoyed a few fancy summer breeding birds this weekend, but if I have to choose, my favorites were the Eastern Bluebirds. Of course, I love the adults in that soft, almost iridescent blue set off by rich rust orange and white. The juveniles, however, are something else entirely in dappled brown and blue! Corey’s best bird of the weekend was undoubtedly another New York State resident, maybe even a proud Bald Eagle

Happy 4th of July! May the wings of liberty never lose a feather…

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.