With March in our collective rear view mirror, a certain madness subsides. April makes much more sense in most parts of the world, at least from a phenological perspective. You have much to look forward to, so make the most of every weekend.

Of the several FOY birds encountered this weekend, I was most pleased with American Kestrels, which we spotted on power lines along much of our journey while traveling on Easter. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was going to be Brown-headed Nuthatch, that specialty of the southeastern United States. But his plans were thrown awry by a cooperative Yellow-throated Warbler at Cape Henlopen State Park. Such a stunner is easily Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend, even when the photo used is an iPhone photo of the back of his camera.

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.