At last, those rare days in June have arrived, those perfect ones James Russell Lowell rhapsodized about. Life in Western NY teaches us that perfect days are hard to come by in any month, so seize these days!

I enjoyed the refined pleasure of a Prairie Home Companion performance in Canandaigua. Seeing the radio show in CMAC’s splendid open air venue made the experience even more genteel, but the performers had a hard time competing with very vocal American Robins greeting the dusk with song. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was difficult to decide with Cerulean Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Upland Sandpiper, Grasshopper Sparrow, Golden-winged Warbler, Bobolink, and Hooded Warbler all competing for the top spot. But the Kentucky Warbler singing away at Doodletown won the honors this weekend even though it wouldn’t cooperate for pictures worth sharing. The one above was spotted in Queens last year.

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.