You may not have noticed, but this blog has been acting uncharacteristically lackadaisical this weekend. Many potential reasons spring to mind, but one possibility might be the same end-of-summer mania that seems to have infected me and everyone around me. Here in the United States, students and their families are no more than two weeks from the beginning of school, notwithstanding those poor kids who have already commenced their academic year. The impending end of summer inspired anxiety, regret, and frenzy as people try to make the most of life before Labor Day weekend. That’s probably why the blog is acting funny, don’t you think?

The best bird of my weekend was Yellow-rumped Warbler: I was pleased to spy an adult feeding a streaky youngster at Mendon Ponds while my own youngsters were exploring Indian Pipes and ant colonies. Corey is likely hard-pressed to pick a top bird from his European vacation, so let’s not pressure him.

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.