Many birders are men and many men are fathers. Consequently, I feel justified in issuing a blanket belated Father’s Day greeting. Whatever your paternal status, you may have ogled a few avians this weekend. Did you see any good ones? Step right up and share your best bird of the weekend.

My best bird of the weekend, believe it or not, was a gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk. A trip to the tropics always increases my appreciation of the most bountiful buteo in the United States; while the Neoptropics certainly has a wider array of raptors, we get much better looks at ours in the States. Corey’s best was a Father’s Day fly-by Cattle Egret at Jamaica Bay, though, of course, he is hoping to find better on Monday when he heads east to Cupsogue in Suffolk County. Stay tuned…

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.