How was your weekend? Enjoy Halloween, El Día de los Muertos, or All Souls’ Day? How about those birds? Tell us about your best bird.

My best bird of the weekend was a Black Scoter at Hamlin Beach State Park on Lake Ontario. Coincidentally, Corey was most pleased with his first-for-Queens Surf Scoter (bird number 240 for the borough), found fittingly in the surf off Breezy Point. Charlie failed to complete our scoter trifecta by spotting a White-winged or Velvet Scoter this weekend but does admit it’s nice to have Redwings and Fieldfares back for the winter

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most interesting bird you observed in the comments section. Plus, if you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, I invite you to include the link in your comment. Once you’re done commenting here, you may want to weigh in on our cordial contemplation of the question, “Can Creationists Be Birders?”


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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.