Here in the United States, we celebrate our labors by taking a break from them, at least for a long weekend. Any longer than that may mean unemployment, a state that afflicts far too many across this country and the wider world. The world economic conditions may seem bleak at times, as may your own microeconomic outlook. Give yourself a well-deserved break from all that doom and gloom and brag about something fun, like your best bird of the weekend…

My best bird was a Northern Harrier hunting moles in my father-in-law’s fields on a windy day. In a similar vein, Charlie thrilled to three Hobbies together over the garden yesterday. Corey’s best bird of the weekend, on the other hand, was a Pileated Woodpecker at Onteora Lake… then the two in his parents’ yard… then the two at Vosburgh Marsh… then the one at Ramshorn-Livingston Sanctuary!  It seems that once Corey encounters a Pileated Woodpecker, he can no longer avoid them.

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.

Distant Northern Harrier harrying rodents

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.