Perfect weeks like the hot (but not too hot) one we’ve just enjoyed here in western New York remind me how good summer is for so many things other than birding. In terms of bird watching though, ’tis not the season to be jolly unless you’re either utterly devoted to your local resident  species or on vacation in a place you might enjoy someone else’s local resident species. Fall migration will be here soon enough; for now, I want to soak up the sunshine.

My best bird of the weekend was the energetic Red-tailed Hawk that appears to live right beside the pool my kids and I visit. Corey did a bit better, enjoying tons of juvenile Yellow Warblers at Jamaica Bay.

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.

A female Yellow Warbler, exhausted from being constantly hectored by her young.

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.