We in the United States just enjoyed (or endured) the most commercial weekend of the calendar year. The extravagant  culinary commitment of Thanksgiving Thursday seems modest next to the profligate spirit of Black Friday. The excitement hardly ends there with Small Business Saturday and today’s observance of Cyber Monday. Lucky are those who can find a moment’s respite in nature.

Of the birds I encountered this weekend, the one I was most excited about was the Rough-legged Hawk that claims territory near my mother-in-law’s home some winters. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Barred Owl in Central Park, the only remaining one from the three that were discovered about a week ago.

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.