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Driving from Rochester, NY to Georgetown, KY this Thanksgiving weekend afforded me lots of looks at big birds like raptors. My favorite sighting was a trio of Sandhill Cranes along I-71 in Ohio, but since that didn’t occur on the weekend, I’ll go with fetching Fox Sparrows at our cousin’s Kentucky farm. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one that most New York City dwellers appreciate whenever they see one upstate. A Pileated Woodpecker seen in his hometown of Saugerties was something that made Corey thankful which is only fitting seeing as he was upstate for Thanksgiving.

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.