Happy belated Father’s Day to everyone who observed it this weekend. Just to keep that sweet paternal vibe going, I’m going to award double points to anyone whose best bird of the weekend was seen in the company of a dad or by a dad with his child. Oh, you didn’t know we were keeping score?

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was the last bird he paid attention to in Hungary on Saturday morning before flying back to the United States, a European Goldfinch singing in a tree outside of his hotel. It was a great way to end a wonderful week in a new (to Corey) country. If, like Corey, I was unaware of the bonus points at stake, I would have declared a Eurasian Collared Dove my BBOTW. However, I spotted that egregious invasive while in Miami during a layover fro Trinidad and Tobago. Instead, I’ll mention the Eastern Bluebirds I saw with my kids at the Genessee Country Village-Museum on Father’s Day!

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.