Now that fall has officially fallen over the Northern Hemisphere, we can finally embrace apple cider, football, and anything flavored with pumpkin spice. Even better, this time of year is exactly when fall migration occurs. Did your weekend feature any fall migrants?

Without any real birding or outdoor activity during what was a gorgeous New York weekend, I still observed plenty of birds. Though these feisty corvids reside here year round, fall particularly bethinks me of Blue Jays. Their rusty hinge ruckus never seems far this time of year. Corey did not have a plethora of pleasing species from which to choose his Best Bird of the Weekend this weekend but he supposed that the American Kestrel that perched up for the New York City Audubon field trip he led at Queens Botanic Garden on Sunday morning will have to suffice.

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.