December is drawing towards its grand finale as we all work furiously in advance of seemingly endless celebration. Contemplation of one’s Best Bird of the Year seems more appropriate than attention to just one weekend, but December isn’t over yet. Stick with 2012 until the New Year comes rocking in!

Actually, in terms of this weekend, I don’t have much of anything to share. As predicted, I spent my weekend studiously avoiding observation of anything remotely avian. Corey, as usual, saw enough birds for both of us.  The lost Le Conte’s Sparrow Corey found himself in Queens is clearly the best bird of his weekend, though it just as easily could have been the Dovekie or the two Short-eared Owls on the Queens count.

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.

Le Conte’s Sparrow by Corey Finger

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.