At last, we stand on the threshold of a new season, moving inexorably into a period of phenological flux. Nature lovers love those magical months between winter and summer, so get your affairs in order… migration is either coming or may have already come!

I took a run up to the lake today to find that most of the winter seaducks have moved offshore, at least for the weekend. On the other hand, at least one Red-winged Blackbird found his voice and sang his passionate song of very early spring. Corey had three simple options to choose from for his Best Bird of the Weekend. He could decide to make the Gyrfalcon at Giglo Beach his Best Bird of the Weekend for the second time, he could choose the flock of White-winged Crossbills that flew overhead while he was looking for the Gyrfalcon, or he could choose the Varied Thrush he twitched in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The thrush won, despite providing poor photographic opportunities.

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.