You know what they say: A cold, wet May, A barn full of hay. I didn’t hear that farmer wisdom much while growing up in the Bronx, but this rainy, wintry start to the month of migration has us all reaching for whatever scant comfort we can find. I still don’t have a barn…

This preposterous weather has me feeling bad for the local birds, so we’re keeping our feeder well stocked and enjoying the traffic. This weekend, we were visited by my first Red-breasted Nuthatch of the year, usually a winter resident. Early on Saturday morning Corey was very pleased to stumble upon a Prothonotary Warbler at Strack Pond in Forest Park, only his third ever in Queens and his first in a decade. The only down side was that he had left his camera in his car because of the drizzlymist. All he had to get record shots with was his cell phone. The images were horrific but recognizable. Still, a bird like that is easily his Best Bird of the 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.