You’ve probably heard me observe once or twice how hot this summer has been in the U.S. But like so many things, evaluations of temperature can be relative. I just spent some time experiencing real heat, the kind of 100+ degree blast that hits like a blowtorch no matter how dry it is. I found the experience of authentically aggressive heat rather refreshing, but much prefer my moderate New York summers!

My best bird of the weekend was Western Wood-Pewee… actually, no, that was Nate’s best bird for reasons that may never be adequately explained. The real highlight of my weekend, out of many worthy contenders, had to be Elegant Trogon. Multiple groups of trogons with young in the United States seems surreal, but is entirely possible in the right place. Corey’s best bird of the weekend was a Lark Sparrow, highly unusual at his current coordinates.

Bad picture of a great bird… Elegant Trogon!!

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.