Summer, by which I mean accepted as opposed to seasonal, surges towards its inevitable end and I find myself wondering when real summer, by which I mean hot weather, will arrive. Somehow, I suspect fall migrants and summer heat will arrive at the same time… sounds awesome!!

My favorite birds this weekend were a mess of Mallard ducklings I could share with my kids, niece, and nephew.  Mallards are best when they are fuzzy and cute. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Yellow-breasted Chat, only his third ever in Queens, that he found at Fort Tilden. He didn’t get a picture of the chat though, so he thought that the female Hooded Warbler he found at Alley Pond Park would do as a stand in.

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.