For most folks I know, the weekend we just enjoyed is the last normal one of the calendar year. From now until early January, your life may be frantic and festive, so I hope you relaxed this weekend!

Despite getting out and about, I found the world around me to be abnormally bereft of birds. At least Blue Jays came by to brighten my day. Corey is abnormally pleased  to say that Cave Swallow at Jones Beach State Park was his  Best Bird of the Weekend, though a big bunch of Red Crossbills is a close second.

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.