Around here, October feels a lot like March in reverse. The month eases you in, docile as a lamb, but promises to bite you on the back end. Hope you took advantage of one of the more gentle weekends this month has to offer.

I enjoyed autumnal splendor down in rural Pennsylvania at that perfect moment when lush green foliage begins to mix with brilliant red, orange, and gold. Migration appears to be just about over in that area, as the only warblers I spotted were a lone Palm Warbler and a handful of butter butts. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a close contest. He couldn’t decide between a Bobolink on the barrier beaches of Queens and the Eurasian Wigeon on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. He flipped a coin and the wigeon won!

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.