Some Mondays hit harder than others. Most Americans celebrated a long weekend filled with a lot (maybe too much) food, family, and shopping. Crawling back to work can be tough, but at least you can celebrate Cyber Monday at the office…

While Bald Eagles have become nearly as common as Red-tailed Hawks in Upstate New York in winter, I still thrill to every sighting on the long drive from Rochester to NYC and back. My family actually pays attention to eagles too, which makes them more interesting to see. Corey had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend visiting family in upstate New York and in New Jersey. During his travels he especially appreciated finding and sharing with his father, niece, nephews, and son a Barred Owl in his folks’ backyard. This was an easy one to decide on as Best Bird of the Weekend, even if the photographic opportunities were not great.

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.