Sometimes, the most memorable bird of a weekend really surprises us. Usually, when I’m kicking around town, a Pileated Woodpecker flyover would make my weekend. However, I happened upon the biggest, shaggiest Red-tailed Hawk I’ve ever seen, one so large that it dwarfed the smaller red-tail trying to shift it from the pine tree atop which it hunched. Red-tailed Hawks are almost as common as crows around Rochester, which is really saying something, but this bird was a wonder! Corey had no time to get out and bird what with visiting relatives, buying a car for the first time in three years, and chasing after Desi, who has found that he enjoys staircases.  Still, he found a fine Carolina Wren at his folks’ feeders.

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.