June can be a hit-or-miss month for birding. You may, if fortune favors you, hit good weather or birds. On the other hand, if fate turns fickle, you’ll miss the good stuff entirely. In that sense, June is no different than any other month, right?

I’ve continued my inconsistent effort to pick off the species I need for my Monroe County list. Rumor (i.e. eBird) had it that the best place to find Clay-colored Sparrow is a particular conifer plantation on a particular farm road in the rural western portion of the county. The rumors were delightfully true, as that buzzy call from a spruce bough drew my attention to what must be the most boring sparrow on the planet. Hurray? Corey, on the other hand, isn’t a very good birder and saw little of note this weekend.

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.