Yesterday marked the celebration of Earth Day, a holiday most of our readers observe every day. Here’s a question for all the proud naturalists and tree-huggers out there: Does Earth Day feel special to you or like more of the same?

My Earth Day was cold and rainy, which didn’t bode well for the next migratory wave. As a consequence, I’ve been paying close attention to my feeder and more specifically the White-breasted Nuthatches that hang around the neighborhood. It’s not their potential new species that has piqued my attention but rather the frequency with which the nuthatches have been flying to the ground. Strange, considering how often they stick to trees and hanging feeders. Corey didn’t really get out birding this weekend either but did get a fun Best Bird of the Weekend in the form of his first-of-the-year Chimney Swift twittering its way over his apartment!

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.