As we approach a long holiday season, birders’ thoughts turn to more than just meals and merriment. Songs of turtledoves and swans a’swimming are not far off, but we in the U.S. have our minds on turkeys right about now.

A mundane weekend makes for mundane birds, so I had to settle for watching House Sparrows chew through my feeders. Plenty of other species stopped by, of course, but they were sorely outnumbered. Speaking of mundane, Corey got out and about both mornings of the weekend but without seeing anything spectacular. In the parking lot of a shopping plaza, however, he saw a Peregrine Falcon come plunging out of nowhere to absolutely obliterate a Rock Pigeon. If was amazing, if somewhat sad for the pigeon. So sad, in fact, that Corey decided to honor that pigeon’s memory by making it his Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.