The title of warmest year on record currently belongs to 2014, but the crown may pass in just a few weeks to the present year. Considering how cold the area I live in usually is, this balmy December suits me fine. But I wonder how these trends are impacting every other species on Earth… yes, sometimes I can think of someone besides myself!

I sauntered out in the spring-like weather to track down Bonaparte’s Gulls, which had somehow managed to elude me. Not anymore! Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was either of the two Cackling Geese that he found at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens on Sunday morning. It was a tough call though, as two Eurasian Wigeon, a whole bunch of Redhead, the first Common Goldeneye of the season, and a nice American Kestrel were all in the running as well.

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.