Not only does November in the United States bring the promise and perils of looming holidays, but it wreaks havoc on the sleep schedules of any of us with children. My kids get up when they get up, middle of the night or not! How about you and yours? While sharing daylight savings time horror stories, let’s talk about our best birds of the weekend. What was yours?

If Corey could spare even a moment of his Ecuadorean adventure, I’m sure he’d rave about some elusive antpitta or tapaculo this weekend. I, on the other hand, had only yard birds to contend with. Just as Nate raved about his nuthatches, I’ll praise mine; my best bird was a Red-breasted Nuthatch, a pulchritudinous little yard bird I’ve missed in the warmer months!

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.