Whatever weather you experienced this weekend probably resembles your next four months or so, although probably not as extreme. The same applies to your weekend’s birding. Hope you enjoyed it!

Ivy and I took out time scouring the frigid shores of Lake Ontario to snag her first Purple Sandpiper, a perfect harbinger of the long winter to come. Corey got out on Saturday morning for some birding while he puttered around various spots in Queens. He didn’t get any notable rarity but a wide selection of the expected late migrants. His Best Bird of the Weekend was an active Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the coastal scrub on the Rockaway Peninsula that better get moving if it wants to survive the winter!

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.