I went for a long hike along the river this morning, even though the wind was blowing up to 45k and it was cloudy a lot of the time threatening to rain and blow in a storm.
A nice thing to see was a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches excavating a nest hole which I'd not seen before.
I also found the Lesser Black-backed Gull again from the east side of the river.
Two new year birds seen today were:
Sandhill Crane - 14 flying noisily over the river
Common Grackle - 12
I took a few photos of which I will post more over the next few days.
Here is a Black-billed Magpie I found on the way home.
(As usual click to see full size)