With so many sports leagues competing for attention this month, missing out on October’s avian bounty in favor of following your favorite teams is understandable. Unforgiveable too, but still understandable. Cherish these birding moments, because they pass as swiftly as the migrants eager to find their new homes for the next half of the year.

I was pleased to finally fall upon a flock of Pine Siskin in what could be a splendid finch season. Corey enjoyed a great time at the Big Sit on Saturday, adding several new birds to the cumulative total and getting the second-most birds on their seventh attempt. But of the species they saw he most appreciated the Eastern Phoebe because it was the last of the “never-missed” species to be spotted.

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.