Erratic weather patterns signal flux. These are the days when birds of one season overlap with those of another. Cherish them!

I couldn’t quite turn a runt among Canada Geese at Genessee Valley Park into a Cackling, so my best bird had to be a flyover Sharp-shinned Hawk. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the several Canvasbacks he saw at World’s Fair Marina in Queens. Canvasbacks are getting more and more difficult to find in New York and this is the last reliable spot in Queens to see them in winter.

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.