Yee-haw! The New York Football Giants have won the Super Bowl for the second time in 4 years. Not too shabby! Not only does my football team end up on top, but now I get my Sundays back!

This weekend, however, I didn’t see any special birds, unless you count the bird M.I.A. flipped during the Super Bowl halftime show or maybe that handsome Varied Thrush in the opening credits of Twin Peaks. Corey, on the other hand, birded like a boss; his Best Bird of the Weekend™  was either of the two Snowy Owls at Breezy Point in Queens.  On Saturday, he only found one out there but with his folks visiting he made another trip out with the whole family and spotted both owls, one of them a gorgeous adult male. The only thing that marred the gorgeous experience with the owls was a coterie of photographers who had decided that their images were more important than anything else and were out in the dunes trying to get better pictures. Regardless, seeing Snowy Owls with the family and getting a new bird for the Queens list was great!

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.