The month of July is drawing to a close, so prepare yourself for the inevitable chorus expressing surprise, chagrin, and dismay at the imminent end of summer. Do folks on the southern side of the globe, I wonder, do the same thing around the end of January?

My family and I have taken our show to the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. We haven’t seen many birds yet, but did enjoy the sight of a juvenile Peregrine Falcon unruffled by a mob of belligerent Blue Jays. The butterflies have been pretty good as well, especially if you’re partial to Black Swallowtails. Corey’s best bird of the weekend was a Common Raven that flew over his apartment on Saturday afternoon.

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.