November’s end signals an end to a season of change and the beginning of a time of stability. Birds are still, as ever, on the move according to their own rhythms, but the next few months should bring some familiar friends to you, wherever you are.

I finally had a chance to visit my brother and his family in their beautiful new home in Westchester. We explored a trail near his home, where we (really just me) were rewarded with a sighting of a perky Winter Wren. Corey spent most of the long Thanksgiving weekend upstate visiting his folks but he didn’t see too many exciting birds. Sunday morning in Queens didn’t net him much either, but the flock of Redheads that has returned to Baisley Pond Park will serve as his Best Birds of the Weekend.

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.