This odd weekend began with the end of March, which didn’t exactly go out like a lamb, and ended with the beginning of April. Only January commences with more fanfare and merriment than April. Did you enjoy any particularly amusing April Fools jokes? We’re especially interested in ones involving birds and nature.

My best birds of this weekend were ones I’ve already admired in recent weeks. The gang of Common Grackles plundering my feeder deserve a nod for their brassy, cacophonous splendor. Also of note were the Long-tailed Ducks on Lake Ontario, holding on when the other cold-waterfowl seem to have fled. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was his first Louisiana Waterthrush of the year. Wood-warblers are back (at least in some parts of New York!)

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.