As we look back on another Father’s Day, at least in those places that observe it, and another solstice, let us hope that we’ve turned a symbolic page on the strife of the last season. With hope, the next will be much better for all of us. It better be, because with limited travel in the next couple of months, bird lists are going to look mighty spare.

My kids humored me with a fun Father’s Day hike, but my best bird was spotted en route in the form of a roadside Wild Turkey (not to be confused with a Roadside Hawk). Oddly for Father’s Day weekend, Corey didn’t get out birding too much. When he did, the best bird he saw was an out-of-season Merlin being pursued by Barn Swallows at Jacob Riis Park.

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.