Let’s have a show of hands from everyone living north of the Equator: did you barbecue this weekend? Did you want to? (If you’re wondering, yes, I did, and, yes, I wanted to do it some more!)

I enjoyed the opportunity to drag my screen-time loving kids outdoors, which was enhanced considerably by the arrival of a singing male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Though Corey had a heck of a weekend for birds, especially on Saturday, there was one species that stood out, both because of its inherent awesomeness and because it was color-banded. The Golden-winged Warbler above was easily his Best Bird of the Weekend, though on any other weekend there were at least five other species that would have taken that honor.

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.