February may not last as long as other months, but much happens from a phenological perspective in just 28.25 days. Have you recognized how different your immediate surroundings are compared to the beginning of the month?

All manner of spring species are turning up in the Finger Lakes region, but I’m still working on winter stragglers, which makes a self-found Iceland Gull my favorite of this weekend. Gulls two weeks in a row… what has become of me? Corey had several good birds to choose from this weekend but what he enjoyed the most is getting out to Breezy Point with Redgannet with the hope of finding a Snowy Owl and instead finding four! Now that’s a good outing and the most cooperative of the four Snowy Owls is Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.