Another weekend, another missed opportunity to fill my feeders. If only the mountains of snow in the way weren’t so high! Instead, this weekend found me admiring the understated adaptability of Mourning Doves. Zenaida species doves remind me of the main character in The Big Lebowski. These birds may be placid, but like the Dude, they abide.  Corey’s BBOTW was easily the Western Tanager out in Suffolk County, Long Island, though he could easily have chosen any of the four King Eider, two Iceland Gulls, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, dozens of Razorbills, Ring-necked Pheasant, or other birds and been pretty darn happy about it!

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.