The first weekend of October offers much to the sports fan, with momentous matchups taking place all over the world. As thrilling as this time is in the United States for fans of both America’s Pasttime and America’s favorite sport (football, obviously), this month matters even more to sports fans fond of birds. Those of you who enjoyed a morning of migrant watching before sitting down to watch athletes in the afternoon know exactly what I’m talking about…

This weekend, I was pleased to get into a mixed flock of kinglets: Golden-crowned Kinglets always make me smile. In the same vein, Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was his first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the fall, one of many that were out along the coast of 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.