How was your weekend? Any good birds? Tell us about your best bird.

My best bird of this weekend was the American Crow; whether reading about this common corvid in Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s fascinating Crow Planet or helping my daughter make sense of the “black pigeons,” I’m finding a new appreciation for an oft unwelcome bird. Charlie found favor with Mediterranean Gulls at Radipole Lake in Dorset while birding with a gentleman that most North American birders are quite familiar with. However, Corey really brought home a winner, a Roseate Spoonbill at the Brigantine Division of the Edward B. Forsythe NWR in New Jersey. This lovely pink wader was a lifer for Corey, so offer him a hearty congratulations when he publishes his full account.

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most interesting bird you observed in the comments section. Plus, if you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, I invite you to include the 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.