With October in full-flower, you should begin bracing yourself for winter (or summer) birding. Soon enough, migration will tail off and you’ll be left with your seasonal residents. For now, though, surprises still abound. Seen any? Step right up and share your best bird of the weekend.

A full day of golfing got me lots of fine fall birds, but I was most impressed by a flock of literally unflappable Canada Geese hunkered down in one of the fairways; these birds ignored drives that would surely have ended them had the balls been any lower. Corey’s best bird was a Vesper Sparrow at Kissena Corridor Park on Saturday morning.  Year bird!

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.