One sure way to heighten the pleasure of a special bird sighting is to brag about it later. Step right up and share your best bird of the weekend.

The sweet spring birds I’ve been enjoying made themselves scarce during this last bout of winter chill, but the kids and I marveled at a crow (American, natch) drinking from an ice-rimed puddle. Corey wants to claim a Victoria Crowned Pigeon as his best bird of the weekend but since that was at the zoo, it doesn’t count. Consequently, we’ll go with his pair of American Wigeons spotted from the Staten Island Ferry along the north shore of Staten Island. Charlie encountered his first Blackcap of the year, which you can hear as part of this glorious dawn chorus.

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed in the comments section. 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.