So was that really summer? I know that we in the Northern Hemisphere technically have almost another month of summer, but as August ends, so too does so much we associate with this hot and happy season. I’m still wondering what happened to the heat!

I though that the bird below was going to be the best bird of my weekend. Luckily, as I enjoyed this beer and several others with friends, I spied a Chimney Swift fluttering aloft. I feared the swifts had already abandoned this area for parts south. Seeing one lets me hold on to summer for just a bit longer!  Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was an odd one for late August in New York State: a Black Scoter, one of an even dozen hanging out at the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach State Park. The particular individual was very cooperative and even decided to float around in water that was reflecting some interesting colors from the building next to the water.

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.