November may not exhibit the gaudy charms of some of our more festive (not to mention warmer) months in the Northern Hemisphere, but these days possess their own charms. For example, we’re entering that season where you have to decide if you’d rather be birding or be warm. Who won that battle this weekend?

I was all set to stay home, but a crisp and bright Sunday morning called me to the lake, where I picked up my annual Brant. I miss living close enough to the ocean to see these great little geese on the regular. Corey enjoyed an outstanding morning flight at Fort Tilden on Sunday with a variety of excellent birds. Normally, the Evening Grosbeak that went over would easily have been his Best Bird of the Weekend seeing as it was only the second time Corey had ever seen an Evening Grosbeak in Queens. But his first-in-Queens Northern Shrike easily took the prize! A new bird on Corey’s Queens list will always be his Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.