If you live in a part of the world that observes Daylight Savings Time, you lucked into an extra hour this weekend. Did you spend it birding?

I wisely allocated my extra hour to a little lakewatch activity. Despite the finger-numbing cold, Ivy and I enjoyed the avian activity along Lake Ontario, particularly the abundance of Common Loons in flight. Corey had a lot of birds to choose from for his Best Bird of the Weekend after spending most of Saturday birding on Long Island and Sunday morning leading his New York City Audubon bird walk at Queens Botanical Garden. But, somehow, his Best Bird of the Weekend was an underdog, a female Black Scoter that summered at Jones Beach and cooperated for some easy digiscoping in the afternoon light on Saturday.

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.