Perfect summer weekends make me feel like the War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road does when he says, “Oh what a day. What a lovely day!” Feeling me?

I did not yet encounter my desired nighthawk, but that’s just fine with me. My favorite birds of this season are always Chimney Swifts flying over the festivals and concerts I fill my summer weekends with. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a brilliant blue Indigo Bunting along the side of a back road in his hometown of Saugerties. The bird was scolding something down in the brush but Corey never figured what, exactly, had gotten the bird so worked up. Whatever it was, Corey is appreciative!

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.