Weekends like these tend to fill those of us closer to the poles with envy for our birding friends even the slightest bit closer to the equator. Where is the justice when so many American birders are enjoying fancy warblers when I’m finally spotting Ruby-crowned Kinglets? At least my summers are mild 😉

While I knocked down plenty of first of spring birds this weekend, I most appreciated the appearance of a species that hangs around all winter. White-throated Sparrows don’t generally stand out unless they turn up at my feeder in sharp plumage, which they did on Sunday. This represents just one more sign of a burgeoning spring soon to round into a mighty migration. Corey enjoyed all manner of bird observing excitement this weekend, but hasn’t yet determined which bird was the best. Sometimes they’re all just that good.

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.