Here we are, one weekend into a season of migration. Did you make the most of it?

Despite the miserable weather, I made a run to Braddock Bay. Though raptors themselves were scarce, I did meet David Brown, this season’s new hawk watcher. The winter resident Northern Shrike also turned up, which was a treat. Corey saw a bunch of birds on a mild Sunday morning though none of them were particularly spectacular. The birds that most caught his eye (and the focus of his digiscoping rig) were some Ruddy Ducks coming into breeding plumage at Brookville Park in Queens. They are his Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.