Did you have a nice weekend?  Did you enjoy watching the Jets and Colts, Vikings and Saints?  Looking forward to the Super Bowl showdown between the Saints and Colts?  Well, slow down for a second and tell us what your best bird of the weekend was.

Of we three 10,000 Birds bloggers Mike undoubtedly had the best bird of the weekend because he spent the weekend birding in Ecuador, but we don’t know what that bird is because he is still there.  Let’s all pretend not to be jealous in the comments when we’re sharing our best birds (though I will say that Charlie and I were considering changing the passwords on the blog while he was gone…that’d show him!).

I got very little birding done this weekend, though a short walk around Jamaica Bay’s West Pond with Daisy and Desi and my  visiting parents rewarded me with a Barrow’s Goldeneye, a pretty good bird in the eastern United States!

Charlie stuck close to home as well but managed to tally a Northern Raven at Great Chalfield, the first one he has recorded there.

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed in the comments section. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, we invite you to include the link in your comment.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.