The weekend that just passed holds the singular distinction of being the longest of the year. If your proverbial neck of the woods observes Daylight Savings Time, you fell back to gain an extra hour. Did you make the most of it?

The best bird of my weekend was a ratty American Goldfinch scavenging the last of my coneflowers just before we cut the husks down for the season. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the many good birds he saw during the New York Birders Conference (which was a rousing success). At the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center’s boardwalk through the dunes he was one of many birders pleased by pretty good views of a couple of Vesper Sparrows, one of which is shown above.

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.