This past weekend in the United States was important for a number of reasons. Much of the Mid-Atlantic is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy with many still awaiting power or roving aimlessly in search of a gas station with, you know, gas. This was also the last weekend of President Obama’s first term. No matter which way the political winds blow come Tuesday, next weekend will feel different. Finally, many of us not struggling to pull it all together after the storm or campaigning in crucial swing states were granted one extra hour this weekend to do something fun. How did you spend your bonus hour?

My Best Bird of the Weekend was a lone loon, probably a Common Loon, winging swiftly along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a surprise addition to his Queens list. To find out what it was and learn how he found it just click on through to his blog post about post-hurricane birding in Queens

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.