As we enter the latter half of August, most of us probably feel like we’re speeding out of a very special season while speeding towards another season perhaps equally as special. Just try to enjoy the journey!

Ever since I moved to this neighborhood, a local cat–clearly owned but allowed to roam free–has included my yard as part of its territory. This weekend, our resident House Wren emitted some sort of hissing rattle that unnerved the feline enough to chase it away. Clearly, every house needs a wren! Corey was camping at Fahnestock State Park in Putnam County, New York this weekend and he heard a nice duet of Great Horned Owls in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday. Such a sound easily propelled the owls to Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.