How highly do you value a three-day weekend? For me, time of year exerts a significant impact on the worth of extra days off. Plus I work all the time, so I don’t really get a weekend! But this is about you, right? Does a three-day weekend in late fall mean as much to you as one in late spring?

Obviously, my question is prompted by the extended weekend triggered for many by Veterans Day in the U.S. I plan to use the extra time to teach my son the difference between a seagull and an eagle: one of the two flew over our house this morning and Mason couldn’t ID it. Obviously, I was mortified! Corey may want to spend the weekend educating Desi, so that he never has to endure the heartbreak of such a gross error of judgment. What are you doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

Dawn at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia

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.